September 11: 20 years ago

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

Bye bye 1998 Camry

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

Here we are again…

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…

Wait, no more masks?

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?

Smitten with Bernie’s mittens

In the days following the inauguration of Joe Biden, this picture of Bernie Sanders became a cultural phenomena. More to come on that. I've only watched two presidential inaugurations (at least that I can remember). Barack Obama in 2009 and Donald Trump in 2017. I experienced opposite emotions while watching those two inaugurations. The 2021 … Continue reading Smitten with Bernie’s mittens