A Guy called Bloke is asking some important questions about mask-wearing this week. Also, I’m shocked at how many people he’s seen that are not wearing them! 1] Are you currently wearing face masks when you go out into public wherever you are in the world and 2] what type of masks are you wearing? […]Read More On Mask Wearing and Constitutional Rights
Dr. Tanya at Salted Caramel has a weekly challenge called “5 Things” – this week she invites us to make predictions about our post-pandemic world. My predictions (for the United States of America): 1. Trump will lose the election in November, in spite of the development of a vaccine for Covid-19 or at least the […]Read More 5 Things: Post-Pandemic Predictions
AN INJUSTICE ANYWHERE THREATENS JUSTICE EVERYWHERE. This paraphrases a quote by Martin Luther King Jr. The meaning hasn’t changed – I have just reduced it to six words to qualify for the Six Word Saturday challenge hosted by Debbie Smyth’s Travel With Intent. We talk so much in the U.S.A. about freedom. Freedom is sort […]Read More 6WS: An Injustice Anywhere…
Fandango’s One Word Challenge this week is the topic of risk. Risk taking is a major consideration these days. With a coronavirus pandemic still raging, while the federal government chooses to ignore its continuation and many states “opening” – opening beaches, restaurants, other places where people gather in close quarters. Of course, one can take […]Read More FOWC: Risk For a Cause
FPQ #70 is: If you could choose anyone, past or present, and walk that proverbial mile in his or her shoes, who would you choose, and why would you choose that person? I have been thinking about this question for a couple of days, since I read Melanie’s response that she would choose Trump and […]Read More FPQ #70: The 39% of Americans
I want to participate in different challenges than I usually do. This is one of them. What I want and what I can have are very different right now. I want to be traveling somewhere, but instead am stuck at home. I want to be able to see and hug my friends, but only Zoom […]Read More SoCS: All I Want…
The worth of a human life is worth pondering these days. We hear so many statistics – how many have died from COVID-19 in the world, in the United States, in our state, in our communities. These are all just numbers and we rarely think of them individually as separate lives, with families, jobs, interests, […]Read More Six-Word Saturday: The Worth of a Human Life
Fandango has a provocative question he puts out every week, and while he doesn’t mean it to be politically controversial, this week it really is – of course, everything in the U.S. is political nowadays! Here’s the question(s). Do you think it’s premature for states to be lifting the stay-at-home, shelter-in-place, and social distancing restrictions? […]Read More FPQ #68: To Open or Not to Open? That Is the Question
The Ragtap Daily Prompt today is normal. Are we in a “new normal” era? Some people say yes, others say no. We have been experiencing this stay-at-home edict for over a month now, and our governor just extended it to May 30! And since 95% of the world is under some kind of stay-at-home order, […]Read More RDP: New Normal?
Fandango asks this question every Sunday, to reflect on the previous week. I could have voted for the same people for several weeks in a row now. So today I will: OUR FIRST RESPONDERS – HEALTH CARE WORKERS who have sacrificed so much in time and energy, and possibly, their own health, to treat and […]Read More Who Won the Week?