Funky cold Moderna

Thursday night I received my second Covid vaccine. That makes me part of less than 15% of the entire U.S. population, a cohort I feel very fortunate in which to belong.  Joining that club wasn’t easy - scoring an appointment wasn’t without challenge and the initiation came with some real negative consequences. While I wouldn’t want … Continue reading Funky cold Moderna

Pop up and On Demand

And, no, I’m not talking about my own ideal of romance. I’m referring to the fantastic kick off to my February break. Friday night could not have been better - my date and I attended Ric Orlando’s Lover’s dinner hosted at Lower Landing, in Coxsackie and enjoyed every moment of our evening.  Many years ago … Continue reading Pop up and On Demand

PTSD aka Post-Trump Sleep Disorder

After a brief reprieve, somewhere between Inauguration Day 2021 and last week’s commencement of the latest Trump impeachment, it once again feels like DJT is stealing the oxygen from the room, from the country, from the friggin universe. I just want him to go away. But, letting him get away with his actions and words, … Continue reading PTSD aka Post-Trump Sleep Disorder

Shot in the dark – my first Covid vaccine

Right before the syringe broke my skin as I received my first vaccine dose, the intake volunteer (they were ALL volunteers) told me that I was lucky to be part of only 15% of our country’s population - vaccinated from Covid-19. That number jarred me. Wow. How did I end up here? When availability of … Continue reading Shot in the dark – my first Covid vaccine

Tears for the red, white and blue

It has been a distressing couple of days, hasn’t it? Who am I kidding? It’s been a horrifying 4 years, to be truthful. Note: I say this from my white privileged perspective knowing full well that those of other demographics have suffered tremendously for centuries. Even though the number of fatalities was minuscule in comparison … Continue reading Tears for the red, white and blue

Never forget – World AIDS Day, 2020

I don’t know about you, but I certainly never imagined surviving two pandemics in fifty some odd years. As Covid-19 rages in a country often more committed to individual rights to not wear a mask than to preserving health, it almost feels quaint to reflect back on the first pandemic I witnessed - the AIDS … Continue reading Never forget – World AIDS Day, 2020