All I wanted for the New Year was a break. Just a brief pause between the calamities …
If this title looks familiar, it originally covered the end of 2021. I have revised the last post to reflect that. This is the actual January 2022. COVID-19 January 1 – US cases today are 54,859,966, US deaths are 825,816. Vaccination rate is still at about 62%. Cases in CA are 386% over two weeksContinue reading “My Pandemic Year III: January 2022”
When I left my downtown Seattle office on March 11, 2020, it was beyond my imagining that a planned 30-day lockdown would extend into a 3rd calendar year. And yet, here we are.
This week I celebrated Dia de los Muertos, in person, at a couple of events in Seattle. I enjoyed dancing and food at the Waterfront event on October 23, and I had the entire room to myself to view the ofrendas at the Seattle Center on November 2. I learned a lot this year, whichContinue reading “My Pandemic Year II: November 2021”
The COVID-19 pandemic is far from over, but I think this journal is, at least for now. After a year that was 14 months long, it’s time to move on.
A month of many pages turning, most for the better, though eyes remain on a predicted 4th wave.
It’s Groundhog Day today…it’s been Groundhog Day every day since March 2020…
A new White House and a New Year begins, and vaccine fails begin as well…
The last few days of #45, massive security in DC, and the arrival of #46.
January brings unexpected events, most notably an insurrection at our nation’s capitol…
COVID-19 deaths average over 2,000 a day, and chatter about a March on DC in January. Christmas happens in spite of itself.
Deaths from COVID-19 continue to escalate. Biden wins the election. Trump continues to lose court cases. Crazy continues on numerous leels.
COVID-19 cases increases as does #45’s rhetoric. SCOTUS gets a new judge. A COVID-19 variant emerges.
We lose Justice Ginsberg, no time is wasted in filling her seat. Global deaths from COVID-19 reach 1 million.
A short set of journal entries for a month full of Blursdays.
John Lewis dies, Roger Stone is commuted, Portland Riots continue.
Protests continue, BLM goes global. The US reaches 2 million COVID-19 cases.
COVID dreams, masks and extended lockdowns. Holidays spent at home. Protests downtown. Dumpster fires begin.
Johns Hopkins establishes a dashboard. PPE in the news, mask making in the shop.
COVID-19 has arrived in Seattle.
February 2020 – First Journal Entry
History is full of stories about cities that sequestered themselves during times of plague. In recent history, one of those cities was Gunnison, Colorado, which “declared a quarantine against all the world” during the Spanish Influenza pandemic of 1918.