The virus, the run on stores, the police violence, the riots, the race-baiting, and on and on! It seemed to me that my desire to understand was met with a full-on dump of social chaos for me to sift through. Searching for a logical starting point I chose hate. Hate seems to influence everything in the media and political world. People in the streets appeared to harbor deep and long-lived attachments to hate, passed from generation to generation silently lurking and waiting for an opportunity to have its day in the sunshine. The negativity of it all oozed through my pores and I began to come to the realization that hate has always been and will always be. I wanted to know the source of hate, was there someplace in our very DNA that directed human hatred?
What happens to a hypochondriac, introvert during a pandemic with a history of depression? Well you get me struggling with the dark comfort that depression sometimes offers. Today was a perfect sunny 88 degrees and I had to force myself to take a shower, put on semi clean clothing to pick up a Walmart curbsideContinue reading “Lazy vs Depression”
As we enter into week forever of the pandemic, I want to ask “How are you doing?”. For me I miss my routine. Early morning workout, getting the kids off to school, work, cooking dinner and relaxing with either a book or television in the evening. In other words, I missed being busy! But doContinue reading “How are YOU doing?”
What has become your new normal?
When we touched down in New York I was expecting it to be like the other countries I had entered. I anticipated people waiting as we disembarked to check our temperatures, no one checked. I figured we would have forms to fill out about where we had been, how long we had been there, where we were heading, and about our health; there were no forms. I believed that like in other airports we would be required to be in a specific area while waiting for our next flight, we were free to go anywhere we wanted including right out the airport into and Uber and beyond. The flight I was on from Abu Dhabi had people from all over the world on it, during a pandemic, and no one asked us anything…
Unlike the movie, 28 Days Later, day 28 of stay orders is pretty uneventful. By now I am no longer glued to CNN/MSNBC 24 hours everyday all day. I’ve gone back to diversifying my news sources. I am listening to reliable podcasts, reading news papers (well, on my iPad), checking the CDC website for updates.Continue reading “Day 28”
Day 16 Depending where you are in the world and who you work for, will determine what your day count. For me and my family in Gwinnett, we are on day 16. As of Saturday, Gwinnett County is under a “stay-at-home” order until April 13th. Basically officials has limited all activity to essential business… LawContinue reading “COVID-19 Corona and Rona”