Its spread has been swift and steady. While originally thought to only effect the older population, with further experience and awareness, we have learned its spread effects the full population without concern to age, gender, race or creed. It does not effect each person the same, but has variances in severity and even symptoms. Many … Continue reading Umbrage2020
The Body Politic
During the Summer between my Freshman and Sophomore years of high school I grew a substantial amount in height. It was the summer of 1989. A summer significant due to a move from Tennessee to California for my family. It was the only stretch of my life I was unworried about my clothing size. In … Continue reading The Body Politic
This morning I came home from an early morning errand to find Jonesy dressed for his work day. We separately went in to Mols’ room to welcome her morning. Today is her first official day as a college student. She, like many intentionally, and unintentionally, like Mac, find themselves full-time enrollees of Covid College. Sure … Continue reading Covid College
1001 Ways to Get Nathan Jones to Ask You Out on a Date
April 1997 April 2020 Twenty-three years ago today, Jonesy asked me out on our first date. We were at dinner, just the two of us, the very best of friends. The night before we had watched the fireworks at Thunder Over Louisville with his family out on the banks of the Ohio River. After evening … Continue reading 1001 Ways to Get Nathan Jones to Ask You Out on a Date
Addison—A Girl Worth Protecting (pt.2)
“I absolutely feel that my greatest lessons and blessings have come through the hardest times. I try to embrace each day and be present with the girls. It has taken me 5 years to believe that me being a stay at home mom is an important job in our home. In my previous career I … Continue reading Addison—A Girl Worth Protecting (pt.2)
Addison—A Girl Worth Protecting
I have had moments of feeling really angry about what I see as selfishness in the people who are not staying home. But, mostly, I feel more of a connection to everyone. I feel, “You can help protect my kid.”—Lisa Weith This past summer while writing about Give Kids the World, I met five year … Continue reading Addison—A Girl Worth Protecting
Like many of you, the amount of at-home time my family is experiencing is as novel as this virus. With the exception of going to give blood, I have been home since last Tuesday. I have enjoyed many aspects of this new found time at home, however there have been a few quirks along the … Continue reading Today
A New Normal
It is a new day in the first full week of our new normal. We allowed last week to be Spring Break with loose bed times and sleeping in. But as the reality sinks in that this is going to be where we are for the foreseeable future, Jonesy and I have decided to create … Continue reading A New Normal
It was the best of times. It was the worst of times.
“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of light, it was the season of darkness, it was the spring of hope, it … Continue reading It was the best of times. It was the worst of times.
Today as I had to work toward making appropriate adjustments in my department at work, I couldn’t help but think of all the ripples the pandemic is causing. In my job, I work with a supply chain that is being impacted by the closings and cancellations. Revenue disruption within the hospitality industry will lead to … Continue reading Ripples