Welcome, 2022

Baby, it's COVID* outside. What a depressing New Year's Day post. We are 650+ days in to the COVID health pandemic. Here's where we stand: Cases and deaths: Worldwide: 287M cases; 5.43M deathsUnited States: 54.2M cases; 823,000 deathsKansas: 520,000; 7,030 deathsSedgwick County: 96,411; 1,103 deaths Perspective: Two years ago, the majority of Americans had never … Continue reading Welcome, 2022

Did the pandemic cause the great resignation?

Experts call it the Great Resignation. The last 18 months has revealed "pandemic burnout" - a collective reassessment about priorities and what matters most. Workers, fed up with long commutes, office politics and toxic workplaces, are saying "f*** this shit" and searching for better opportunities. In April 2021, more people left their jobs than any … Continue reading Did the pandemic cause the great resignation?

First day of school 2021

Senior year - class of 2022! This photo was actually taken the third week of school. School started on Aug. 18. The first week was 6 a.m. soccer, so that doesn't work for a "first day of school picture." And the second week I just forgot to take a picture. We're hoping this school year … Continue reading First day of school 2021

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…

Hawaii: Sunset cruise, Manoa Falls

I stood in line for 45 minutes at Starbucks this morning. Lots of people like their coffee, that's for sure. There's a Starbucks in the lobby of our tower, but it's temporarily closed. COVID maybe? Or not enough workers? The boys went to the army museum this morning, and I spent some time at the … Continue reading Hawaii: Sunset cruise, Manoa Falls