Stories. As a species, we have consistently demonstrated a love for stories. They bring us reflection, resonance, and comfort. Stories are time machines and highways to tomorrow but also, they are-or can be-the cement that binds the disparate parts of today.
Believable story-telling through science instead of pure fantasy.
Today we are “achieving” a daily infection rate of 125,000 per day across the USA. Much of this is due to the persistent belief that the vaccines or even the process of regular vaccinations in general are unnecessary or even a politically driven agenda with a nefarious objective. It’s an exceptionally tired refrain at thisContinue reading “The Beginning of this Particular End”
Well, it has been a “few months” since my last entry. Since then COVID has become a way of life, a curse, and a tiresome companion. In a way, nothing to write about anymore. But writing is a mechanism to process life or at least for me it is. And it doesn’t have to beContinue reading “L’hermitage COVID – A COVID 19 Diary 12.16.2021”
August and COVID is raging unabated in the US. In my estimation this is due to two facets of the contemporary American psyche: a willingness to believe what we choose in the face of contravening science and the undisciplined nature of a society jealous of its hedonistic privilege. I can understand the hedonism. Get tooContinue reading “What we Choose to Believe L’HERMITAGE COVIDE – A Covid 19 Diary – 8.16.2020”
“Normal is an illusion…What is normal for the spider is chaos for the fly” – Morticia Addams August and COVID is raging unabated in the US. In my estimation this is due to two facets of the contemporary American psyche: a willingness to believe what we choose in the face of contravening science and theContinue reading “What is Normal? L’HERMITAGE COVIDE – A Covid 19 Diary – 8.4.2020”
I expect this will be my last COVID post…
Spending week after week in isolation away from family and loved ones is, I would imagine, hard on anyone who values those connections. I can assure everyone it is hard on me and I will make a bee-line to see them once we are through the charge of this latest crisis. Yet, the lessons IContinue reading “L’HERMITAGE COVIDE – A Covid 19 Diary 04.25.2020”
I have a difficult time accepting that the country is as polarized during the COVID 19 crisis as it is during any other point in our contemporary period. In light of the universal hardship the country, if not the planet, is going through, I would think the average American would be more unified in theContinue reading “L’HERMITAGE COVIDE – A Covid 19 Diary 04.24.2020”
I am lucky. In this enforced confinement, I have shelter, food, employment and, thanks to any gods that be, none of my loved ones have succumb to Covid 19. This is an inescapable blessing of which I remind myself everyday. And yet my grumbling and discontent at being restricted in place and movement belie myContinue reading “L’HERMITAGE COVIDE – A Covid 19 Diary 04.17.2020”