Semi-Thoughtful Musings is my first solo blog (I’ve had guest appearances as Blanket in my wife Barb’s wonderful Word Press blog, The Cancer Chronicles). Besides the random musings, I’ve also included a selection of poetry spanning many years, from my twenties until today. As a semi-retired human resources professional, dad, husband, former mental health worker, … More Welcome to S-TM
One of my favorite, but seldom heard Bowie songs. I’ve long wanted to match images with the lyrics. And then came January 6, 2021.
January 16, 2021: It’s been 10 days since a mob of violent men and women descended on the US Capitol Building, destroying property, threatening, assaulting (and killing) police officers, and fundamentally changing the way we look at the world (or at least America). I didn’t realize just how fundamental that change was until today. Because … More Whose Side Are They On?
So, let’s take stock of the amazing, bizarre and surreal events occurring in Wonderland for a second: Covid infections setting records every day. Check (although we apparently are still rounding the corner of an infinite circle that actually has no corners, just continuous, unending rounding). Orange Baby loses his second attempt to ruin Wonderland by … More Life in the Time of Corona, Election Edition
September 22, 2020: Day 190 of the multiple assaults that this relentless year has unleashed upon us. To paraphrase Pink Floyd, “I have become uncomfortably numb.” Where Have You Been? Yeah, I know. No one is asking me that. But that doesn’t mean I don’t have a response, because I do! On the one hand, … More Life in the Time of Corona #24
August 24, 2020: Day 168 of the circular firing squad we have accepted as the Wonderland strategy for dealing with a rather stubborn pandemic. The Genius of a So-So Virus 🦠: Hey, guess’s what? It’s dictionary time (or, actually, Dictionary.com time). What is the definition of So-So? “So-So” is something that is neither very good … More Life in the Time of Corona #23
August 10, 2020: Day 154 awaiting the disappearance of something that apparently doesn’t want to disappear (but, of course, eventually will). Things That Eventually Disappeared: To his credit, our exceptionally talented leader (aka Orange Baby) will, in fact, be proven right in his claim that the Corona virus will eventually disappear. As he claimed in … More Life in the Time of Corona #22
August 7, 2020: Day 151 of insurmountable surreality while waiting for a Godot-ish denouement. Covid Carcinoma: At just about the same time that the Corona virus began to worm its way into our planetary consciousness, my lovely wife Barb began dealing with an unsightly scar on the side of her nose. A local dermatologist determined … More Life in the Time of Corona #21
July 14, 2020: Day 127 of our Wonderland experiment in delusional group-think that the enemy in our blood streams will simply fade away. Things That Aren’t Supposed To Happen After You Turn 65: 1. Appendicitis 2. Who the heck needs a 2 when the 1 just happened? That’s right, after all these years with the … More Life in the Time of Corona #20
June 21, 2020. 104 days of quite simply an amazing jumble of strange, ominous, and possibly world-changing events. Oh, and the Summer Solstice, Father’s Day and my birthday🎂. Am I a Racist? Well, I would hope not. But how do I know? Amy Cooper (the woman who calls 911 on African American male bird watchers) … More Life in the Time of Corona #19
June 17, 2020. 100 Days of Solitude. Gabriel Garcia Marquez: Yep, the guy who wrote One Hundred Years of Solitude and Love in the Time of Cholera. So why not rip off his titles for my blog and this iteration? Not that I have any connection with him (other than those are two of Barbs … More Life in the Time of Corona #18