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
There’s a moment from my life that I think about quite a bit even though it was years ago. I was alone in my car, driving south on the thruway towards a destination I don’t recall. What I can remember, however, is how I felt at the time - out of breath. This sensation of … Continue reading Breathing. Lessons.
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
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
Despite not having even gotten into my car today, I still feel like my weekend was pretty complete.My Friday night date was fun. Really, really fun.The Catskills, dusted with snow on a winter morning, are stunning.Bonfires at the neighbor’s house have been the saving grace of the pandemic.Making reservations for July, in Spain, gives me … Continue reading The Weekend – and other random thoughts on Super Bowl Sunday
Are you a deep thinker? Do you ponder and philosophize? How often do you consider profound topics prompted by nothing beyond your interest in exploring an idea or some doctrine?Despite my 6 undergraduate credits in Philosophy, I don’t spend much time contemplating. I’d like to believe that I’m thoughtful person, but I’ve come to realize … Continue reading Getting deep
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