What a difference a year makes – even in the Covid-19 pandemic.
We haven’t grown complacent. And we are definitely weary of masks and distancing and scrambling for immunizations but we carry on.
Currently, across the United States, we are seeing around 100,000 new cases of Covid-19 each day. Last year when the cases approached 100,000 per day we had daily briefings from the Whitehouse, governors, local governments and non-stop news station talking heads. This year it is eerily quiet as we load up our hospitals.
Seems like the biggest news stories are the never ending fights over masking, or not; getting vaccinated, or not; returning to the office, or not. The saddest stories are those of the individuals who are now dying while wishing they had been vaccinated. Our politicians are no help at all as they still focus on screwing over the other side more than stepping up to correct this situation. When reviewing what difference a year makes we may never see any improvement from out politicians. Time for some new ones.
We can do better. We must do better. After all, we are Americans.
I hope everyone reading this has their taxes filed and is just kicking back enjoying the fine spring weather and that refund check. It is a great day for firing up the grill or just sitting outside and taking in the pre-cicada quiet.
Spring has really sprung this year. The flowers are bigger, more colorful and much more numerous than in past years. The maple trees dropped a bumper crop of helicopters. Maybe nature is trying to encourage us to get back out there and make it happen.
I am ready and it looks like most other folks are too.
Mothers are special people. They are wise and they freely share their wisdom. They are kind and they share their kindness – especially in tough times. They are patient – mostly. They are gracious and deserve far more displays of appreciation than we generally give. Life would be hard without them – in fact, it would be impossible.