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COVID-19
Current Events
Health and Wellness
Serious Illness

Why Shut-Downs Were the Right Choice

The shut-downs in areas with active outbreaks were the right choice, but four weeks was the right time frame. We have gone past that. WAY past that. (Areas that didn’t have a lot of cases were right not to shut down; there simply wasn’t a need to stop any transmission where there weren’t cases. ) […]

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COVID-19
Current Events

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
COVID-19
Current Events
Extended Family
Grandparents
Health and Wellness
Serious Illness
Tough Topics

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
COVID-19
Current Events

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
COVID-19
Current Events
Health and Wellness
Serious Illness

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
Current Events

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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DC: Exempt
Current Events

DC Exempt

One of the hardest things is to realize, and really, truly accept, that something you have cherished has lost its value to you. I’m not talking about an Xbox that is meaningless because you have an Xbox One. That’s only a possession, a replaceable object. This happens naturally as we grow up. The stuffed animal […]

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Your Political Intolerance Creates Hate
2016 Election
Current Events
General

Your Political Intolerance Creates Hate

I didn’t like Obama as President. I didn’t like his policies. I didn’t like the way he conducted himself overseas. I didn’t like the way he was soooo quick to blame race for things before even looking at facts, like the events leading to Beergate. I didn’t like his choices for a lot of offices […]

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2016 Election
Current Events
Racism

Thoughts on Dr. Carson and Race

Personally, I really liked Ben Carson and hoped he would be our next President. I have to admit some of it was because I would love to see someone from my alma mater (Johns Hopkins) other than the embarrassing Woodrow Wilson serve as President. Mostly, though, he is brilliant and as a surgeon he worked […]

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Current Events
Education
General
Parenting

End the zero tolerance policies.

End the zero tolerance policies. There are very few things were a zero-tolerance policy really makes sense. When the PC-police prevent us from discussing any cultural, ethnic, or racial differences in even the most casual, passing way, they make it worse. It’s obvious to even the littlest kid that different people look different. Observing differences […]

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