Early in the afternoon on Saturday, as I walked up Delaware Avenue, a most remarkable thing occurred - I was greeted with a honk, wave and smile all from the same man driving past me. I know that many are offended by this type of uninvited attention, but as a woman who recently acknowledged that she … Continue reading Can you believe this is still happening?!
Thursday was the first day of school for students in my district for the 2021-22 academic year. I prepared for my homeroom of 6th graders on Wednesday, carefully arranging their agenda books, printed schedules and student ids on their socially distanced desks. I was keen to be as organized as possible in hopes to create … Continue reading Child care
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
Listening to Bonnie Raitt, circa 1989. The anticipation of date night at a Ric Orlando pop up event for lovers down by the river in Greene County. The idea to give away weeded books, (two to a bag, with craft supplies to make a valentine), and call them “Blind Date Bookbags, resulting in all 21 … Continue reading Latest loves, 2.21
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
After days of the most bizarre of circumstances and events, I felt mentally shot. I was exhausted in every imaginable way and, by the time Friday afternoon rolled around I was done. Done. Of course, I couldn’t go directly home. There are always errands to be run and once I am home, I’m not leaving … Continue reading Just a normal weekend
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