On Monday, Wake County (NC) students on the traditional calendar went back to school. Like many city/suburban areas, the school board mandated masks for everyone inside school, despite some intense protests by some parents. Last week, my city, Cary (a town outside Raleigh, NC), also imposed a mask mandate within city buildings. That, too, has … More Having Ethical Questions around COVID Vaccinations? Let’s check in with NYT, WaPo, the Mayor, and the Dalai Lama.
It’s been a year since the pandemic REALLY hit most of us. It was this week last year that the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 as a pandemic. But is that what made it real for you? I was inspired for this post by an opinion piece by John Paul Brammer in the Washington Post … More When Did You Know?
I know when I went for my morning walk yesterday, March 1, that maybe things didn’t look a whole lot like spring. It was warm–in the mid-40s at 7:00–but trees were bare and more rain storms were coming. Still, I knew it was spring. The birds told me. While astrological spring officially starts on March … More Welcome Spring
I thought my pantyhose-wearing days were over, but guess what…THEY’RE BACK! Except now I’m not wearing them around my pelvis, but around my face, because researchers from Northeastern University found that adding pantyhose over homemade cloth masks can boost the performance of the masks by up to 50%! Two researchers–Dr. Amy Mueller and Dr. Loretta … More What Common Household Item Might Improve the Effectiveness of Homemade Face Masks By Up to 50%?