Sometime in March I made a survey online asking a number of questions about how you will change during the quarantine. I got roughly 40 responses and these are the results. Were your predictions correct? I had a lot of fun reading the results of the survey. Thank you so much to those of you who participated. You can find the more in-depth answers here.￼ Continue reading Day 96: How Will you Change During Quarantine Results
I see an awful lot of people supporting movements, passionate about civil rights, and sick of the Trump administration which thrills me. It feels good to be on the right side of history. But I also know for a fact that a lot of those people posting memes and attending rallies aren’t even registered to vote, and not for any reason other than they just … Continue reading Day 94: Are you even registered to vote?
This is a short post. Mostly, I’m conflicted about the best way to support my favorite local businesses and their employees. I’ve seen a lot of my friends go back to work, especially in the food industry, and some of them have legit concerns about getting sick. To my friends deemed essential workers, what would you prefer? Do I go to my favorite local business, … Continue reading Day 93: Should I support businesses or stay home?￼
Back in March toward the beginning of the quarantine I made a bet with friends. I said whoever can guess the date that Missouri businesses reopen gets a shot on me. However, it’s a little bit difficult to choose a winner. Our state partially reopened May 5, but the governor officially started re-opening businesses on June 15. I’ve decided anyone closest without going over to … Continue reading Day 92: And the winner is…
I don’t want to live in an echo chamber. I don’t want to surround myself with people who agree with everything I say and pat me on the back for saying it. I like being exposed to a diverse array of political opinions. I like seeing differing viewpoints, and I still hold the belief that regardless of where you fall on the political spectrum, deep … Continue reading Day 91: When is it time to cut someone out of your life?
I don’t think I’ve ever had a bad time on the river and maybe that’s why I love it so much. No matter who I go with, what we do, or which river I go to, I’m guaranteed a good time. Even if the weather is bad and it’s raining or chilly, I still very much enjoy myself. Here’s my latest trip to the river, … Continue reading Day 89: More River Time
The garden is exploding! Weeks of rain followed by all this sunshine and now we can’t keep up with everything ready to be harvested. The herbs especially are going nuts. There’s so much dill, oregano, sage, and cilantro we’ve had to cut it back. Anyone want some fresh herbs? We’ve also got a ton of kale and lettuce ready to go. Fortunately, I love salads, … Continue reading Day 88: Garden Progress!!!
** photo credit Jordan Frazier @jordansok “There’s no such thing as white privilege.” “Why are people of color complaining? Maybe they brought these problems on themselves.” “Slavery ended a long time ago. Why haven’t people gotten over it?” There was a time, sadly not long ago, when I would’ve said statements like the ones above. It wasn’t that I was hateful or intentionally racist, I … Continue reading Day 87: When is ignorance no longer forgivable?
Quarantine is finally winding down as businesses, bars, and restaurants start to open back up. Some feel this is happening too soon while others feel we waited too long. I was thrilled to see old friends at my “church” and do some catching up. I’ve managed to blog almost every day of this quarantine although some posts were old recycled ones and others were quite … Continue reading Day 86: Quarantine is Almost Over
I don’t know why it’s difficult for people to know when something is harmful or not. I don’t understand why people think they need a book of ethics, a religion, or some kind of preset moral guide to know right from wrong. It’s not that hard. Just ask yourself these questions: Is what I’m about to do/say potentially harmful? Am I contributing positivity or spreading … Continue reading Day 85: It’s not that hard to know right from wrong.