Tag: covid19

How Schema Theory Can Help Us Understand Each Other During Covid-19

We don’t know who is carrying coronavirus so we have to assume everyone is carrying it. If we are at war, and coronavirus is the enemy then the vehicle of my enemy is my enemy. That makes everyone my enemy. My neighbor is now my enemy. This is a miserable

Learning to Live With Risk

Every month is an awareness month. It takes only a particular number of signatures to make it so. This month holds two foci of importance to me. May 2-10 was Cleft Lip and Palate Awareness Week. May 15 is Anencephaly Awareness Day. My son was born with a gaping hole

Where Does your Treasure lie?

My six-year-old daughter has her treasures. A pipe remnant from her father’s custom wind chime building, a drawing of her deceased cat, a rock, a scrap of fabric, a stuffed animal, a pipe cleaner, a necklace, a broken shell and the list goes on. “Do you have any treasures?” She

The Tasks of Grief During COVID-19

Easter came and went. Author Hayley Stewart wrote online that she had set Easter as the end goal of social distancing and stay-at-home compliance. “Just get to Easter” was the mindset, with the liturgical season of Lent, a time of fasting and sacrifice to motivate her. Then Easter came, but

Your Pandemic Entertainment Here

Sure you could watch “Tiger King” on Netflix during the pandemic, but how about something a bit more medieval? Kristin Lavransdatter I picked up the third book of Kristin Lavransdatter written by Sigrid Undset and published in 1920. I have read the entire trilogy a few times already, so this

A perfectly beautiful messy routine: New baby edition

Week #3 of life at home. What have I learned? Things get tense at home when you are home all the time with the same people, even if you live in paradise. Weather affects us. Have you noticed a difference between sunny days and cloudy days? One perhaps a little

Are we Okay?

I am an extrovert. On Social Media, introverts had the first laugh about social distancing, shelter-in-place and stay-at-home orders being the things they prepared for all their lives. Next came the writers and artists who necessarily do their meatiest work at home, often choosing self-isolation when deadlines loomed near. Then,

The Changes We Can Make Amid COVID-19

Throughout the public sector non-essential operations have been suspended during this health emergency. The libraries have canceled programming and are open only for the pick-up and drop-off of books. Public schools are now closed. Religious and private schools are closed. Most public religious services are suspended. And while cancellation after

Coronavirus

Have you gone down the rabbit hole of news information lately? For weeks, I kept abreast of the news, tired already of election news, an open ear to the Coronavirus situation in China. Then it ballooned and has now been declared a pandemic. A length clip from Last Week Tonight

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