The Covid Shuffle

Pop the champagne! The J&J vaccine is here! It’s time to shut up, line up, roll up your sleeve and gratefully accept whatever is offered to you. “So these vaccines, the three of them, are exactly the same and nobody should turn away from any of them, you should take it.” (Dr. Ali Mokdad, University…

Mask Wearing – 101

It’s been a year of Covid. I thought I had figured out all the dos and don’t, ins and outs..but I guess there’s always more to learn. Yesterday we were visiting my mom and I decided to sneak a cookie. I quickly lowered my mask to my chin each time I took a bite of…

BUSYBODY.

Yesterday evening as I walked out the front door with our dog, I was met with a jarring surprise: there was a strange little car parked in our neighbor’s driveway.. NOT ONLY THAT.. their porch light was on! “My gosh, ” I marveled, trying to interpret the evidence, “our neighbors, who have both had their…

30 Minutes..

I had seen her before and said “hello” but clearly that wasn’t going to be enough this time around. “What’s your dog’s name?” she asked with a big, happy smile, “Can I pet it?” “Her name is Daisy” I responded, “sure you can pet her, but I’m going to stay back a bit so we…

Big Deal

Within days of bringing our puppy home we had our first visit with Julie, a knowledgeable dog trainer in Charlotte. Her guidance proved to be invaluable, especially during those formative first months. Julie shared many helpful tips with us, among the most important: not making a big deal about leaving the house and coming back…

Groundhog Day..nuthin’!

While I don’t understand all of details involved in the recent kerfuffle about GAME STOP, I can tell you that I’m not one bit surprised by the popularity of all things gaming thanks to the pandemic. If you thought kids (and adults) were hooked on their Play Stations and X-Boxes before Covid, my friend- you…