A Sandwich Shop, a Tent City and an American Crisis https://nyti.ms/3JsCjft. The above article in this Sunday's New York Times, written by Pulitzer Prize winning author Eli Saslow, is one of the most disturbing pieces of writing I have ever read. The dystopian tent city he so vividly describes is in Phoenix, Arizona. Saslow notes … Continue reading NYTimes: A Sandwich Shop, a Tent City and an American Crisis
My Heavy Heart
I am retired and no longer have to work So why am I so sad? I am in good health as is my husband So why am I so sad? We have enough money to not worry about the future So why am I so sad? Is the pandemic taking the joy out of living? … Continue reading My Heavy Heart
Italy at Christmas Despite the Pandemic
During Christmas time 2020, we had planned to go to Italy as a family. Of course, this plan was cancelled along with everyone else's plans once the pandemic struck us hard starting in March of that year. We decided to try again to see this culture-rich country in 2021. The original plan was that our … Continue reading Italy at Christmas Despite the Pandemic
The Hypocrisy of Texas Politicians
They want to control a woman's womb like in the Handmaid’s Tale They want to encourage vigilantes to report on women who violate the abortion deadline of 6 weeks This kind of Republic of Gilead control is acceptable to them But mandating masks to protect people from a life-threatening illness, a worldwide pandemic.... This kind … Continue reading The Hypocrisy of Texas Politicians
The Great Disruption or the Great Awakening?
2020, the first year of the Great Disruption. It had been 100 years since our last pandemic. We were due for another one and Covid-19 obliged us. Most everyone suffered. Millions died. The world was turned upside down. All the things that brought us joy were no longer allowed: No hugs or kisses. No parties. … Continue reading The Great Disruption or the Great Awakening?
For the Three Million and for Those Who Remain
“More than three million people have died from Covid-19 since the first cases surfaced more than 14 months ago and upended life for people across the globe.” —NY Times The silent killer continues its work. First it stalked the old and infirm and people with underlying conditions. Now it has come on strong to snatch … Continue reading For the Three Million and for Those Who Remain
Dark Hole of the Pandemic
When will it end? Dear source of all, Help us cope. We have fallen into a deep and dark hole. Over one year since the pandemic began, it continues to grind on, crushing souls along the way. We are masked up at a virtual costume ball, where dancing isn't allowed, smiles can't be seen and … Continue reading Dark Hole of the Pandemic
The awful, horrible, terrible time
--Dedicated to children all around the world It was an awful, horrible, terrible time when we couldn't say, "Let's play!" When we had to stay home, all alone, with no one to talk to. How can a tiny bug keep us all away from fun, away from sun, day after day? Mommy is crabby all … Continue reading The awful, horrible, terrible time
Dear Source of All, Help Us Cope!
Hello God, I am writing on behalf of 6 billion people here on Earth who are wondering when our suffering will end. If we promise to be more grateful in the future when we get to kiss or hug a loved one again, will that help bring about the end of the pandemic? Lord, I … Continue reading Dear Source of All, Help Us Cope!
Reading My Way Through the Pandemic
The one good thing about the pandemic is it has given me much time to read books. No more excuses as I have all the time in the world right now! This year I have read 39 books so far and plan to make it to an even 40 if I can get myself through … Continue reading Reading My Way Through the Pandemic