I visited the Fresno’s Chaffee Zoo earlier this week. What a pleasant surprise! The Zoo has become a testament to the good that can happen when taxes are used for the benefit of the community.
The sense of smell is powerful. It evokes memories and inspires imagination. I have had several very important women in my life. The legendary Chanel No. 5 scent was worn by several of them.
I was a huge fan of Los Lobos in the early 80’s. I played sax as a youth. But Steve Berlin, the sax man, is on another plane.
I need a vacation. It’s been over a year that I’ve been working from home. You might think that a Work From Home situation would be just like a vacation. But you’d be wrong.
Tinnitus really sucks. Medical professionals say, it doesn’t really exist. But I can hear it now, as I sit on my deck on a Sunday afternoon. It really does suck.
I had to stop by the office today. I took my 10 AM break / walk as I always do and ran into a coworker whom I’d not seen in a year (let’s call her “Betty”). She mentioned that she was not going to get a vaccine because she’s not “buying into it.” I don’t… Continue reading Goodbye. It’s not me, it’s you.
“I’m doing much better this morning. After using the nebulizer, oxygen was much easier to take in.”
This was a response from a friend who is struggling through COVID-19 at home because she can’t afford to see a doctor or go to a hospital.
Today, I was reading a conversation on a Facebook group focused on Mexican food. Pretty normal until someone took exception to using the word “America” to mean “United States.” This instantly reminded me of a conversation I overheard once. A conversation worth sharing, I think.
Regardless of the outcome, the work continues. We will still have people struggling to find a place to live. We will still have children in our communities who go to sleep hungry. We will still have people ostracized for the color of their skin or where they choose to worship. There will always more to do.
Life under COVID started out somewhat confusing and slightly ambiguous. In the five months since I started working from home, things have gotten tougher, not easier the longer things stay the same.