No hot water. No heat. Covid. All three of these things descended on our household at one time, on Thursday morning. What is the likelihood? It began with my husband Peter feeling lousy on Wednesday evening and deciding he didn’t feel like going to his swim practice at the County Pool. After dinner, I suggestedContinue reading “What Happens When Three Bad Things Happen at Once?”
Category Archives: Health
Bringing Up Baby. What’s Changed for 2022.
New words and vocabulary reflect some of the changes in 21st Century infant care.
Ode to the Tomato
There’s a color, tomato red. Intense, it is the color tomatoes turn when ripening on the vine during a hot dry summer, but never the color of the tomatoes my mother purchased at the supermarket during my childhood. Those tomatoes, lined up in a plastic container and wrapped in cellophane, those tomatoes were a paleContinue reading “Ode to the Tomato”
Avoiding Death By Practicing Kindness
It is how we handle the onset of a pandemic as a society that determines how many of us will survive.
Why It May Be Too Early to Throw Away Your Masks
We’re moving through a fuzzy moment in time. Pleased to socialize, but warily looking over our shoulders.
Hunter Biden, Artist or Opportunist?
Hunter Biden, recently announced two upcoming art exhibits of his works on paper and canvas that will be opening September in Los Angeles and October in New York. Or rather I should say his publicist made the announcements to the press and in no time at all, stories were aired on National Public Radio andContinue reading “Hunter Biden, Artist or Opportunist?”
Safe or Not? USA Celebrates Independence Day
All ages and sizes, they gathered to watch the first local parade in the state capital since the St. Paddy’s Day festivities of 2020. They smiled, waved, and hugged. I saw only one person wearing a mask.
Summer in the USA— With or Without a Mask
Everyone wore masks at the National Aquarium in Baltimore, Maryland. If you didn’t bring a mask they gave you one before you were allowed to enter. Simple. No decision on mask wearing required. Other situations require you to use your own judgement. The sign on the door outside the supermarket says, ‘”No masks required ifContinue reading “Summer in the USA— With or Without a Mask”
Why We May Not Be Safe
Waiting at what appeared to be the shortest line at the supermarket, I began to wonder what was taking so long. Then I noticed the clerk was confined to a wheelchair and he was wearing thick yellow rubber gloves, the kind I wear for scrubbing pots. He appeared to struggle, just to push the buttonsContinue reading “Why We May Not Be Safe”
Refusal to Wear Masks Forces Some Libraries to Close Their Doors
Surely at a library, a place that attracts people that value books, reading, education, and communication, people would be paying attention to what is going on around them and would be considerate of others. Sadly, I am wrong!
Christmas in August: Ways to Distract Yourself from Thinking about the Coronavirus
Christmas in August is as good time as any to give us something to do during the Global Pandemic.
Positive or Negative? The Wait for Coronavirus Test Results. What If?
Trying to contain the virus without rapid testing results is like trying to fight someone with one hand tied behind your back.
State of Maryland Starts to Reopen; but Solitary Walks and Virtual Socializing a Safer Option
Week #9 of the Covid-19 Pandemic and life in Annapolis, Maryland USA continues to feel as if someone pressed the pause button. Some restrictions have been lifted, but as one news pundit aptly said, “People will vote with their feet.” So despite the loosening of some of the regulations in Maryland that allow many retailContinue reading “State of Maryland Starts to Reopen; but Solitary Walks and Virtual Socializing a Safer Option”
Dealing With Cabin Fever During the Coronavirus Pandemic
Many of arts groups have posted online performances and invited artists to share their work on new platforms.
Creating Online Community in a Time of Masks and Social Distancing
Trying to offer condolences–My words feel hollow when what I would like to do is give her a hug, now an impossibility.