Ninety some odd days into the pandemic, and about 10 days since the murder of George Floyd, I have completely hit the wall. Overwhelmed is the only way I can describe it. The demonstrations, (including some very destructive ones within a mile or so of my home), the constantly updating feeds from Twitter, Facebook and … Continue reading A 72-hour (media) fast
I have many issues with my mother and her ability to parent, but when it came to the acceptance of people who did not look like me, her parenting skills were exceptional in a truly great way. In elementary school, I was friends with the black girl (eventually there were two) in my class, along … Continue reading My mother didn’t raise racists
When it comes to violence, I have a very limited capacity to digest it. Movie scenes that depict violence, cause me to close my eyes. It makes me physically nauseous to witness people being punched and kicked and stabbed and shot and I simply am unwilling to absorb those images. Despite having watched the national … Continue reading My first snuff film – The murder of George Floyd
Sunday’s New York Times featured approximately 4 entire, above and below the fold, pages of mini biographies of those lost to Covid-19. It is impossible to read without feeling your heart race and your eyes well. So many people. We’re at a number of deaths in the pandemic which is pretty much identical to the … Continue reading What would they say about you in 10 words or less?
...for a haircut. Or was it a new tattoo? Maybe he needed to get to the gym or see the latest film in the theater. I simply can’t imagine what he needed to do that was really worth risking lives in a state that has the eighth highest positive rate of Covid-19 diagnoses in the … Continue reading The devil went down to Georgia…
Things I will miss when the current lock down ends: Long walks with Jeter and the feeling that he finally is getting enough of my attention. Roads with less cars and sidewalks with more people. Eating meals when I’m hungry without regard to time. My comfort with going barefaced. I don’t usually wear very much … Continue reading Miss. Lilly edition.
Even when the skies are grey and intermittently spitting some combination of rain and snow, one must believe that the sun will come out again and shine. It just has to. One day we’ll reflect back on these times and what we learned from the unimagined challenges of today. I wonder how we’ll be different. … Continue reading Memories of the 2020 Pandemic