November 2020 National Geographic Chicago had its first documented Covid -19 case almost 11 months ago. I have taken some time to reflect on what has actually changed. Sadly, not a whole lot. On the news I still see long lines of cars waiting to be tested for the virus. People are still fighting over … Continue reading What are we doing?
Credit: New York Times online, October 20, 2020 There is no missing it, the United States is heading in the wrong direction when it comes to Covid-19 infections. I am deeply worried and conflicted when I hear this news. During last night's evening news, I heard people speaking of "Covid fatigue". Today marks the two … Continue reading Here We Go Again
The New York Times has an excellent article about testing in today’s paper. What I like about today’s article is that it transcends the usual political arguments between the two parties. At this point it is clear that the Democrats want to throw a lot of money at the virus, but there is not a … Continue reading For God’s Sake – Testing!
Ever since becoming infected with Covid-19, I have wondered so many things ... How will my body react a week from now? A year from now? Ten years from now? Who are my real friends? Do they really care to understand or does the reality of the infection frighten them too much to let too … Continue reading Because of Covid …
Today is the four week anniversary of my positive Covid-19 test. I really expected to feel better by now. I do feel better, but I don’t feel better. The gnawing headaches that live at the base of my skull burn day and night. Sometimes it is just the burning, ache in my neck and brain … Continue reading The Depression
Reality had set in. The extended spring break for my children transitioned into schools closed for the foreseeable future; and then distance learning commenced. April was a month of suspended disbelief. Yet, reality had set in. Divisions were starting. I was all over the place emotionally. I enjoy physical exercise and am a runner first … Continue reading The Dog Days of April
This was March 15, 2020. We had no idea. We still don't. Do I sound like another doom scroll about COVID-19? I may, but I am convinced that as little as we knew then, not much has changed. I started wearing a mask on March 15, 2020. Please don't debate me on the efficacy of … Continue reading The Beginning