Browsing All posts tagged under »Coronavirus«

What it Takes to be Tough

June 29, 2020

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The scene is the Oval Office. President Donald Trump is at his desk, Tweeting and finding new things to get angry about. An aide enters, bows and cautiously approaches the presidential desk. Sir, we are getting a lot of bad press about your not wearing a mask. I’ve told you a thousand times that masks […]

Eschatological Retribution

April 27, 2020

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Eschatology within Christian theology, derived from two Greek words meaning “last” and “study,” is the study of ‘end things’, whether the end of an individual life, or the end of the age. This, then, seems a perfect time to discuss the massive end of things that is staring humans in the eyeballs right now. What follows are […]

Claire

April 8, 2020

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She was born in 1996, into a life of privilege. This was not a privilege of affluence or entitlement. It was a privilege afforded by intelligence, education, culture, accomplishment. Luckily for her, her parents passed on something in addition, even more valuable, a belief that we are citizens of the world and the world is […]

The Ultimate Test of Friendship

April 2, 2020

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Friendship was invented a long time ago, specifically when some random human told a second human, “Hey! There’s a Big Something behind you” just in time for the second human to jump out of the way as a surly mastodon barreled through. After that, the two became buddies and watched fighting every Friday night together. […]

How to Live a Coronavirus-Free Life

March 30, 2020

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You may believe that coronavirus has, for good reason, become the Monster that Gobbled the Earth in One Big Bite. It is impossible to do anything without thinking about it. Even an innocent visit to the bathroom reminds one that certain citizens of this country, who shall unfortunately remain nameless, are, as we speak, still […]

My Streaming Series Hit Parade

March 23, 2020

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In the world before The Virus, most of us spent far too much time talking about the films and the series we were streaming. (Life in the Boomer Lane’s couch now has two large, permanent indentations, thanks to the almost nightly viewing habits of herself and Now Husband.) The Virus has changed all that. Now, […]

What the Virus Gives

March 20, 2020

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It’s easy to look at what we have lost, thanks to Covid-19. We have lost mobility, independence, choice. We have lost the ability to hug, to kiss, to show physical affection. We have taken those dearest to us in our lives and encased them into sterile video screens or cell phones. During most of the […]

Let’s Talk About the Kids

March 18, 2020

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Coronavirus appears to be kinder to children than to adults. For a reason we still don’t know, fewer children contract the disease. Many of those that do have few or even no symptoms. Many ride through the virus without even knowing they have it at all. But Covid-19 is devious. It spares the children but […]

What Coronavirus Can‘t Take Away

March 16, 2020

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Like most people, I had a pretty strong reaction to the advent of the Coronavirus pandemic. While it didn’t include the need to amass vast amounts of food and paper goods, it did include fear. I’m in the high-risk category, so my fear didn’t surprise me. While I didn’t go to freak out mode, I […]

Uncle John and Coronavirus

March 12, 2020

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A great asset that Donald Trump has, and one that he hasn’t been given enough credit for, has been his own creation of his Uncle John. Trump could have chosen anyone to be his uncle. He had the money, the fame, the hutzpah, the hair and an uncanny ability to create an entirely new language […]