Tag: Covid

  • The Half Enlightened

    The Half Enlightened

    Every time I hear somebody say "I'm not getting the vaccine because I don't trust it or I don't need it,"  I think of my father-in-law who was crippled from polio at age 3, and underwent a dozen operations during his childhood, and years of[..]
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  • The Conviction of Covenanters & Anti-Vaxxers

    The Conviction of Covenanters & Anti-Vaxxers

    It's not even 8 a.m. on the West Coast as I type this and already this day has started off with several deep conversations. The first was with a daughter dealing with the aftermath of her 2nd Covid shot. A bit of a headache and[..]
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  • The Old People’s Virus

    The Old People’s Virus

    Whenever I read a story about populations, no matter what the story is, I want to know the specifics of the demographics of the story. So on the day when we surpassed the 500,000 mark of deaths due to Covid, I wondered if there was[..]
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  • Misplaced Sense of Shame

    Misplaced Sense of Shame

      Alienation. To be estranged, hostile or indifferent, especially where attachment formerly existed. We most typically think of alienation as the thing that occurs when couples separate or divorce. Alienation always precedes such break-ups. Bookstores have a wide swath of self-help books for those dealing[..]
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  • The Take-Aways

    The Take-Aways

    The words I wrote on the chalkboard for 2020 remain there yet. They are words about greeting the New Year with a greater intention of kindness. I remember starting off the year with a sense of joy. I had so much I was looking forward[..]
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  • Since Satan Moved Into the White House

    Since Satan Moved Into the White House

      I recently read a note from someone saying, "I'm not big on Jesus Christ, but I like the family gatherings and gift-giving part of Christmas and the spirituality of it." I winced. Poor maligned Jesus, always getting the blame for the wrongs others do.[..]
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  • The God of Doom

    The God of Doom

      Today's Cavalry comes wearing white lab coats and goggles. Those researchers and scientists who have gone without food and sleep in an effort to develop a vaccine that will surely save lives, hundreds of thousands of lives. These people are not celebrities. We may[..]
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  • Inside the Battlefront of Nursing

    Inside the Battlefront of Nursing

    We have several healthcare professionals in our family: several nurses, a doctor of physical therapy, a physician assistant or PA, etc. My own mama became a nurse after daddy died, something I think she had wanted to do for a long time prior. When one[..]
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  • Economic Recovery?

    Economic Recovery?

    Suppose you had $1,000 in your wallet as you prepared for vacation. Some thug comes along and steals your wallet with all your money. You have to cancel your vacation and meanwhile you come down with a contagious disease that lands you in the hospital.[..]
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