Everyday we hear of governors going on TV and stating all the things the Federal government isn’t doing. Many also let us know, because there is no national leadership, they are each bidding against one another for needed supplies to treat COVID-19. There is a National Governors Association to which I believe all governors belong… Continue reading Nationally, We are Leaderless. Why Aren’t Governors Uniting?
ACEs and Resilience
Today the movie Resilience was streaming free if one had reserved a ticket to do so in advance. Many of my coworkers had spoken highly of the short documentary. It is about Adverse Childhood Experiences and resilience in the face of adversity. The documentary was good, but in a bad way. I say good because… Continue reading ACEs and Resilience
The Great Compromise
When I first read the following words in an article by Mr. Grenny. I had to go back and read it again. In all, I think I’ve reread it at least 20-times. Eventually, we’ll get more used to the idea of losing a couple million of our fellow citizens. We already do. We expect to… Continue reading The Great Compromise
COVID-19 Lost Souls Memorial
I wish we could all show up in Washington, stand in view of the White House, and show all the pictures of the 10,871* loved ones who have fallen due to COVID-19. Although I have not lost a loved one, my heart has been breaking for those who have. I can’t imagine the grief, the… Continue reading COVID-19 Lost Souls Memorial
8,454 Souls Lost* in the United States (3:37AM GMT, 4/5/2020)
As of 3:37AM GMT on April 5, 2020 8,454 souls have been lost in the United States. 288,356 cases of COVID-19 are still active. 8,206 cases are in serious, critical condition. 20% of all people tested are positive. Death rate of those infected is 2.7% (higher than the predicted death rate of 2%). Right now… Continue reading 8,454 Souls Lost* in the United States (3:37AM GMT, 4/5/2020)
My First Day Donning a Mask
Today, I either read or heard a headline that more men than women are dying of COVID-19. This statement stuck in my mind. I was trying to figure out why it isn’t more 50/50. Around 3:30 it hit me. It is because women are, in my experience, more practical than men. If there is a… Continue reading My First Day Donning a Mask
The Passage of Time has Changed
April sure did take a long time to get here. January and February flew by, then it was March. March started normally, then all of a sudden, you know what hit the fan. School is canceled, work must be done at home, and stay-at-home order goes into effect. Time, and the passage thereof, shifted. The… Continue reading The Passage of Time has Changed
Plain and Simple, We Are F*
I have no words today. After reading and listening throughout the day about how doctors are being fired, health professionals are being silenced, medical personnel quitting because they no longer have equipment to keep them safe, hospitals not wanting the truth to be told, and how all of the workers above are getting sick themselves,… Continue reading Plain and Simple, We Are F*
How Are You Helping Others During the Pandemic?
I’m not writing this to boast or float my own boat. I’m writing today to provide ways one can help during this trying time, especially if you are still working because you can work from home. Today I volunteered for Gleaners Community Food Bank. Work is allowing us to volunteer at community agencies during our… Continue reading How Are You Helping Others During the Pandemic?
Choose: Grandma or the Economy
Texas Lt. Governor Dan Patrick essentially said as much to Fox So-called “News” earlier today, Tuesday, March 24, 2020. He said he would be willing to take his chances, and believes many other older people would join him in taking the chance of getting the Coronavirus. They would take this chance to allow everyone to… Continue reading Choose: Grandma or the Economy