Thankful Tonight

There were empty seats at the table across America today, for a variety of reasons. Unfortunately, there will be a lot more people missing Christmas and New Year’s in the next couple of months. This is a certainty. Images of people filling airline lobbies and check-in lines, cars snaking through the freeways. Our frontline medicalContinue reading “Thankful Tonight”

Life in the Days of COVID

The beautiful colors of autumn are beginning to show themselves, oblivious to the pathogen affecting everyone on the planet, whether the inhabitants accept or ignore reality. The confluence of a deadly pandemic, ineffective handling of said contagion, and the state of social unrest here in the USA has resulted in a season of uncertainty andContinue reading “Life in the Days of COVID”

A Stunning Dearth of Leadership

In World War I, a German officer gave the following pep talk to Turkish troops standing in a couple feet of snow, “I know you don’t have coats and you don’t have shoes, but our enemy, the Russians, are really scared of you.” In the midst of a devastating pandemic that is under much betterContinue reading “A Stunning Dearth of Leadership”

Can I Get Some Help Here?

The trickle down effect of strange, which started with our realization that we are in the midst of a pandemic, seems to have reached all levels of life. Nationwide, the social, emotional, and economic strain on the fabric of our country can be felt in a myriad of ways. Much like the frustration encountered whenContinue reading “Can I Get Some Help Here?”

Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner

Friday was a milestone. We did it. My husband and I went out for dinner at a restaurant! This was the grand finale to my husband’s 50th birthday. I was a reluctant diner, but the restaurant assured they were operating at 50% capacity. We were directed to call from the parking lot upon our arrivalContinue reading “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner”