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: Pearl Harbor, submarine tour

We caught a shuttle and got a quick tour of some interesting points in Honolulu, before heading to Pearl Harbor. We caught a boat over to where the USS Arizona sunk, which was both fascinating and eerie. The USS Missouri is in the background of the picture below. The USS Missouri is the site of … Continue reading Hawaii: Pearl Harbor, submarine tour