Saturday night I went swing dancing. I didn’t see any zoot suits, but being that it was St. Patrick’s Day weekend, I saw men in green derby hats sporting suspenders and women wearing emerald glitter headbands, full skirts and short crinolines. We weren’t just anywhere, we were at the Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo locatedContinue reading “Lindy Hop, Swing, The Spanish Ballroom and Learning to Let Go”
Tag Archives: Covid-19
Masks Required and No Smoking– What’s the Difference?
No smoking laws protect 62.3 % of the U.S. population from the dangers of second hand cigarette smoke. But many are resistive to measures such as temporary mask mandates to protect public health.
Covid Confusion; Misinformation and Wishful Thinking
When the word coronavirus became part of our everyday vocabulary, back in February 2020, I stumbled over its pronunciation. The idea, that something invisible could travel so quickly and infect millions and cause death was scary. For many of Americans it was an easy decision to retreat, shut our doors and wait it out untilContinue reading “Covid Confusion; Misinformation and Wishful Thinking”
Delta Blues Summer
How was your summer? A friend asks a seemingly innocuous question and then it hits me, summer is over. Fall—as soon as the air in Maryland begins to turn crisp—is about to commence. And how was my summer? I ask myself. Sort of okay, nothing bad, but disappointing, I think. The build up towards theContinue reading “Delta Blues Summer”
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.
One American’s 2020 Recap
This past year has made me painfully aware of just how old I am.
Maintaining Traditions or Playing it Safe? Chasing That Wild Turkey.
Bad news is not welcome. The hard fast reality is that our local hospital may have to start prioritizing patients.
A Prayer for America and Why We Should Care
Now I feel as if I have woken up into an alternate reality of the United States, a reality where humanity aspires to be the worse version of ourselves. I call it the “It’s All-About-Me” society.
Mourning Death and Social Injustice in the U.S. During The Covid-19 Pandemic While Listening to the Natural World
Will the Pandemic enable us to reflect on our past actions and see more clearly?
Angry Motorist Vents Frustration at Coronavirus, Croquet and Memorial Day
Life in Annapolis, Maryland USA During the Covid-19 Pandemic- Week #10 It is 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday morning and the loud sound of a car horn vibrates through my head. It keeps droning on and on. I look to see where the sound is coming from. My husband Peter and I are taking our labradoodleContinue reading “Angry Motorist Vents Frustration at Coronavirus, Croquet and Memorial Day”
Exploring Cemeteries and Learning New Recipes As Pandemic Restrictions Continue
Week # 8 during the Coronavirus Pandemic in Annapolis, Maryland USA Waiting for the world to once again become “puddle-wonderful” We are now at the two month point in our “stay at home” orders and I sense everyone else’s restlessness each time I take a walk. Just the volume of walkers in itself isContinue reading “Exploring Cemeteries and Learning New Recipes As Pandemic Restrictions Continue”
May Baskets 2020 Celebrate Spring During Pandemic
No blue ribbons were awarded this year for beautiful May Baskets in Annapolis, Maryland, but that didn’t stop me from making one.
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.
Life in Annapolis, Maryland USA During the Covid-19 Pandemic- Week #1
The sounds of bird tweets and their warbles, remind me it is officially spring, and I want to plant flowers. But that would mean a trip to the store, something I try not to do.