2020: We Dove Into A Dumpster Fire And Found Flowers

Who would have thought, on Jan. 1, 2020, that the world would look like this on Dec. 31, 2020? Masked, isolated, separated, and searching for the elusive “new normal.” Kids and parents working and schooling from home, and all of them wondering why the idea of an open concept home was ever appealing. Schools sanitizedContinue reading “2020: We Dove Into A Dumpster Fire And Found Flowers”

It’s A Wonderful Workout …Even If The Pool Is Green

My Saturday morning started out like most Saturday mornings, with my two-hour Master’s team workout at the local pool. After a broken main pipe shut the pool for a few days last week, it was nice to be back. The 50-meter pool looked nice and clear. The 25-yard training pool was another story. It’s green.Continue reading “It’s A Wonderful Workout …Even If The Pool Is Green”

This $%!# Just Got Real This Week

I lost a friend to the coronavirus this week. John wasn’t young, and his health was more than a little compromised. I won’t even deny those things. But that did not mean he deserved a death like this. He was hospitalized less than 48 hours, and not even sick enough for a ventilator. Respiratory andContinue reading “This $%!# Just Got Real This Week”

I’m Not Entitled, It’s Just About My Rights!

I live in the South Florida area, and that is all you need to know when it comes to COVID-19. We are well over the 100,000 mark in terms of number of infections, and our state infection rate is over 10%. Our deaths per number of infections depends on whom you believe: the actual scientistsContinue reading “I’m Not Entitled, It’s Just About My Rights!”

Big-Ass Dust Bunnies And Other Discoveries

When you’re mostly stuck at home, it’s amazing what you find when you have the chance. All those times I said I didn’t have the time to deep-clean the place…well, that’s no longer an excuse in the isolation era. But in doing so, it’s scary when you realize there are corners and crevices of yourContinue reading “Big-Ass Dust Bunnies And Other Discoveries”