Don’t Panic!

Are you panicked about coronavirus yet? Why not?? You should and you shouldn't. It's getting more difficult to decide what is overblown panic and what is realistic precautionary information. Should you <b>plan</b> on being quarantined? What if you have to? How do you plan for that? The whole situation is scary, uncertain, and seemingly constantly …

Plans

Keeping up with writing has gotten away from me. Once again, the busy-work tasks of the semester have taken over. Correction: I've allowed them to take over. Starting today, I am following a plan that will keep me on track for writing fiction, taking care of academic work, and spending time taking care of myself. …

Life. Damn.

Saturday night my upstairs neighbor died from an overdose of heroin with fentanyl. His mom and girlfriend had spent the afternoon and evening trying to locate him and then, that night, found him dead in the apartment. Absolutely tragic. Our landlord is a neighbor and friend and we ended up spending about two hours outside …

Don’t be crazy

I've seen the comment "all the Democrats had to do was not act crazy and they can't even do that" several times on Instapundit. It's completely accurate. The latest kerfuffle for Ds comes from the so-called "Squad". Four of the newest representatives who are now presenting themselves as the face of the Democratic party: Ilhan …

Rough week

We got back from Oregon on Monday after a red-eye flight. Hubby had to go to work on Monday morning after we got home. That totally sucks. I'm very grateful that I didn't have to do anything more demanding than walk down to Whole Foods and figure out things for dinner for the next two …

Compassion vs. viewpoint

Compassion is not simply vehement expression of a point of view.Theodore Dalrymple. I ran across this quote last year (school year) at some point and it struck me as immensely simple and yet it captures something that we as a society often ignore. The loudest voices crying out about conditions of migrants on our southern …

Friends

It's been a week. In that time, I've done...what? Write, edit, read. All good. We did have to say good-bye to our feline buddy, Fritz. He was one of those cats who, when you looked at him, nodded his head and gave a silent meow, as if he was saying "s'up? How you doing?". He …