The snake finally bit me
Frustratingly for me, and for everyone in my house, I got COVID this week. Monday evening I started to have a scratchy throat. Tuesday I had a runny nose, sneezing, sinus pressure, and headache. Wednesday the headache was worse, I was moderately fatigued, I felt some chest congestion, and I coughed a little here and…
This is probably my last COVID-19 message
Since the pandemic started, I’ve written occasional bonus posts about my experience. This is the 61st. At first, I wrote frequently, at least twice a month. But since last fall the pace has slowed considerably. There just hasn’t been much new to say. Recent mask guidance from the CDC suggest that 70 percent of Americans…
Losing my voice during the pandemic
Since the pandemic began I’ve worked from home the vast majority of the time. I normally drive about 20,000 miles a year, but in the last two years I’ve put only about 3,000 miles on my car. I’m a car singer. When I’m driving, I’ve got my music on and I sing along. I can…
I got my booster shot of the Moderna vaccine yesterday. There’s so little demand for the booster here that I was able to schedule it at will at the CVS Pharmacy within walking distance of my house. When I got the initial two doses, demand was so high that in order for me to wait…
Trusting my vaccination
I hardly know whether to bother wearing a mask anymore. The places I go, no less than half of people aren’t wearing theirs. Last time I went grocery shopping, my estimate is that four out of five bared their faces. I know that the point of wearing the mask is for me not to spread…
What I lack in smarts I make up for in luck
Some …pauses in my caution during the pandemic.
American disunity at a critical time
Thoughts on American unity amid the Delta spike.
Trending the wrong way
A new spike in cases and no response from the government.
Returning to the world
I’m starting to attend church and go to work again, a little.
Like sex without a condom
Margaret and I are starting to return to normal.
Freshly tuned bicycles
Thinking about riding this summer now that my bike is back from the shop.
During the pandemic, we decided to leave our church.