Cause for Concern and Laughter

We are living in interesting times, as the curse/saying goes. Because of my work with healthcare, I am probably more aware than average of where we are and where we’re headed with COVID-19.

Here’s an interactive map that shows how the virus is spreading in this country.

The following chart shows where the world is on March 23rd. Today, the US  has 42,484 cases. Yesterday, there were 26,900. Do the math. The exponential horse is out of the barn.

Click on this chart to see how many new cases are occurring each day by country.chart of covid cases by country

 

I don’t scare easily.  […]

By |2020-03-23T17:32:39-04:00March 23rd, 2020|Life|0 Comments

Because It’s Friday and You Should Start Your Weekend With a Laugh

In my non-existent free time, I like to play the piano. And I like to listen to others play, for inspiration.

I think this guy is ridiculously talented.

As I was thinking that I wished I had half his energy, I noticed the first comment.

youtube comment

By |2020-03-06T12:20:12-05:00March 13th, 2020|Funnies, Life|0 Comments

Life with Geriatric Animals

So. Life in the very slow lane. What does that look like?

Graidy is 18ish, Finn is 15 and Wink is 12. All are still going strong-ish.

But all now have heart problems. And Finn’s about to go get nuked with a radioactive shot to the tune of $3k to kill a benign tumor that’s making him hyperthyroid.

I know. It’s nuts. But I’m pathological. I can’t not do it, because Finn isn’t ready to go yet. These animals have been together all of their lives. They are their own family.

They move as one unit. Wherever I go, they all go.

So we have dog beds in every room because their old bones have a hard […]

By |2020-02-23T09:45:57-05:00February 29th, 2020|.My Dogs and Me, Life|0 Comments

Maple Sugaring Season Just in Time!

So it seems that tapping 2 maple trees gives us just enough syrup to get through until the next maple tap.

But I knew as soon as my family got a taste of this, I’d have to be making more. So, along with their annual garlic allotment,  I’ll be adding 2 more trees into maple production for this year.

Though, at the moment, with daytime temps in the minus digits, it’s looking like we’re still a few weeks away. It’ll be a race to the finish.

winter outdoor landscape

 

Speaking of which, if you haven’t read this book, it will change the way you think about trees. And […]

By |2020-02-15T10:08:42-05:00February 15th, 2020|My Garden / Recipes, Nature|0 Comments

Egos Everywhere

It’s hard to listen to the news without being aware of leaders with rampant egos running amuck. I think this sums up a significant part of the problem:

The ego is set up to

defend, protect,

and attack.

Defend and protect

one’s fabricated identity,

and attack anyone

who would question the authenticity

of this fabrication.

It’s tiring. All this puffing up and positioning. And constant lying. It’s shocking that more people don’t see through it.

“Us” against “Them” can never make lasting progress or achieve any kind of real resolution. Only “We “can do that.

Aren’t you tired of the slamming see-saw?  I know I am.

By |2020-01-15T16:16:02-05:00January 23rd, 2020|Life|1 Comment
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