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COVID-19 Winners and Losers: My Thoughts

I have been thinking about what kind of businesses and professions might come out of COVID-19 as winners and losers. Here are some thoughts. More than a few that are on the May list were either clear to everyone or to me in April, but since I didn’t finish the list then, I’m leaving it […]

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I Rejoice for Her
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I Rejoice for Her

My Mother-in-Law died the Wednesday before Mother’s Day 2020 of COVID-19. The hardest thing is that the last time any of us saw her in person, she was well. At 90+, her memory was shot, but she was happy and physically well. (The image in this post is from the last time I saw her, […]

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COVID-19: It Was An Accidental Lab Release
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COVID-19: It Was an Accidental Lab Release

Every government around the world panicked in January/February. Travel was restricted, quarantines happened, economy-destroying orders were enacted. The flu happens every year and other viral outbreaks happen every now and then (SARS, MERS, Ebola, H1N1, etc.). This hadn’t happened before. Something was different this time. It can’t be something specific to one country like wanting […]

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COVID-19: My Views in a Nutshell
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COVID-19: My Views In a Nutshell

Honestly, I’m tired of writing the same things over and over on Facebook. I’ve decided to write a series of posts about different subjects related to COVID-19 with what I’ve learned in the reading I’m doing.  So, here they are in a nutshell: The government was right to have a four-week shutdown, but areas like […]

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COVID-19: All the Details Most Don’t Want

Mema and COVID-19 My mother-in-law was diagnosed with COVID-19 on April 29th. Most people speak in generalities, and how things feel. This is specifics – her O2 levels, lab results, and other clinical details that most people don’t know or ask about. I will keep updating it as her story unfolds. (Because of HIPPA, there […]

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Quarantine Prep by the Fistful: 5 Items at a Time

I have been keeping track of the Coronavirus, COVID-19, news since January. I wrote most of this a week ago. Since then, much of it has become obvious to everyone, like that we will have at least a few weeks of quarantine. Is COVID-19 serious for any particular individual who isn’t a senior citizen? Probably […]

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5 Wordless Ways to Comfort
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5 Wordless Ways to Comfort Loved Ones

We all want to comfort the ones we love, especially our children, when they are upset or stressed but not all parents, or all kids, are comfortable talking about feelings. For that matter, a lot of times kids genuinely don’t understand what is upsetting them. There are times that trying to force a conversation makes […]

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