I wasn't sure what to expect when I started reading Radium Girls: The dark history of America's shining women. I've been trying to expand my reading genres, and this sounded like a look back into history from a working woman's perspective. There's really two stories at play. The traumatic, gruesome and somber story of deceit … Continue reading “Radium Girls” story led to health and safety standards
It's been 20 years since 9/11. I looked back at a post I wrote on the 10 year anniversary, when the boys were in 2nd and 3rd grade. All they knew was that 9/11 was the day "some bad guys flew some planes into the twin towers, and a lot of people died." Yup, that … Continue reading September 11: 20 years ago
Our 1998 Camry sounds like a go cart and the air conditioner does not perform at full efficiency. It smells like sweaty socks. The inside fake wood interior is faded and peeling. It has a cassette player and a U-haul hitch on the back. The middle console is broken, and you have to physically put … Continue reading Bye bye 1998 Camry
No, this isn't a map from last year at this time. It's based on COVID data from July 2021.It's been more than 500 days since #COVIDchaos changed our society forever. The pandemic hit us like a freight train in March 2020. Schools were shut down. Remote work became a reality. Movie theaters sat vacant. Salons, … Continue reading Here we are again…
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced fully vaccinated people can now resume regular activities, without masks, social distancing and constant hand sanitizing. After more than 10 months of "masks required," this seem strange. You can go to indoor restaurants and activities, hang out with other people and visit just about anywhere without any … Continue reading Wait, no more masks?