Month: May 2020

  • The week that was

    The week that was

    Big stories sucked up much of the oxygen this week. Cities are on fire and two guys left earth in a rocket (some say they’re lucky). Other than that, here’s a few stories you may have missed. In a tragic twist, we learned that George Floyd and Officer Derek Chauvin worked at the same night […]

  • Julia

    Julia

    Julia just graduated from high school. It was strangely anti-climactic. She put on her graduation regalia and headed out the door to meet a small group of classmates in Group 11 at the Alameda Theatre where they were ushered in, socially-distanced, and took the stage, one-by-one, to pick up a diploma and say a few […]

  • Skipper

    Skipper

    My great-grandfather, the World War I pilot.

  • The week that was

    The week that was

    A California church invited its congregation for a Mother’s Day service in defiance of stay-at-home orders. A few days later, more than 180 people tested positive for Covid-19. Protestors that drove hundreds of miles to Michigan for “Operation Gridlock” may have caught the virus and brought it back home. Anonymized location trails from cellphones show […]

  • The week that was

    The week that was

    Joe Exotic announced (from prison) a new fashion line. The Revenge line includes tiger-branded face masks. Weather forecasting accuracy has been impacted by of the drop in air travel. Real-time data on temperature, wind and humidity from commercial airliners has been cut nearly 90 percent. The Double-Rainbow guy passed away. Paul “Bear” Vasquez was 57. […]

  • The week that was

    The week that was

    The space movie, dangers of over-enthusiastic gardening, and how to make concrete on the moon.

  • Bolero Juilliard

    Bolero Juilliard

    Students from Juilliard quarantined at home like the rest of us, are unable to be with their colleagues or classmates, and isolated from the collective space where they practice their art. But distance and isolation cannot dampen their spirit. As with others, they put a Zoom video together but, this being Juilliard, they took it […]

  • The week that was

    The week that was

    The White House gift shop would like to sell you limited edition Covid-19 commemorative coins. Two spaces after a period or one? Microsoft Word has settled the debate once and for all. One is ok, two gets you a red squiggle. Remember when they made people go outside to vote in the Wisconsin primary election? […]

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