Despite any given day in 2022 feeling like the world could explode at any given moment, I’ve experienced some sweet milestones that *kind of* offset the current state of things. Continue reading Milestones, Mementos
It feels like a case of December Déjà vu. The holiday season is once again a backdrop for COVID-19 complications. Dare we dream about an end to the pandemic? Continue reading There’s a Catch, 2022
I attended a memorial service for a homeless friend today. His death didn’t make headlines, or the footnotes for that matter, in any local newspapers. And that’s one reason I’m writing about him. Continue reading Meet Jeff: Homeless no more
I’m starting this week backwards.
Let me explain… Today is World Press Freedom Day. And I have to take the opportunity to share some news. Continue reading Awards, Rewards
On a day when I was losing all faith in humanity, an orange sign restored it—at least a little bit. Continue reading Deer Crossing: How a Handmade Sign Helped Me Survive 2020
You know what they say about the best-laid plans.
And this year, 2020, is having a field day with those so-called best-laid plans. Continue reading In the Midst of a Challenge: Inspired Miles
People have been sending me “Karen” memes for months. I wasn’t sure I had anything to add to the discussion until now. Continue reading This Karen Has Something to Say
In the midst of today’s COVID-19 pandemic, record unemployment figures, and economic uncertainties, are there comparisons to the Depression era? Continue reading Depression Reflections
After six or seven weeks in quarantine-land, I feel like I’m “on the brink.”
Some days it feels like I’m standing on the edge of a proverbial cliff, taking in the scenery of our new normal, and feeling pretty positive—counting my blessings, and processing it all with my feet firmly planted on solid footing. Other days, not so much. I could easily slide over the edge of that cliff, dragging my cabin with me—from the worst case of cabin fever ever. Continue reading On the Brink
You know the saying, “Truth is stranger than fiction?” It rings true as we live through this pandemic. Nothing feels “normal” although plenty of us are referring to our new daily routines as our “new normal.”
We are living in a gray area that a lot of us are calling “unprecedented.” Most of us are muddling through as best we can. I think one conclusion we can draw is that we’re all mourning the loss of control over our lives. It’s just that we’re expressing that loss in different ways. Continue reading COVID-19: No one is immune from the “new normal.”