Tag Archives: Pandemic

Handling A Crisis

I remember waking up when the bomb went off, though I didn’t know what it was. I found out the next morning that there had been a terrorist attack on a nearby bridge. That was 1963. We think of Canada as a peaceful place, but growing up in Montreal in the 1960s we were very […]

Stir Crazy?!

I had no set itinerary in mind when I left the house – I just knew it was going to be a long walk. I realized it had been six weeks since I left Sulzburg, other than a couple of trips to church and one visit to the doctor for a flu shot. Those were […]

COVID Friday

It is Friday. I always like to end the week with something light and humorous. I leave it to you to decide whether jokes about COVID-19 are humorous. I wonder if this is a real product? If not, how long before it becomes one? Can you see a market for something like this? Me too. […]

Reminder for Tough Times

A friend posted this on Facebook, and I though it worth passing on. This has been a rough year for so many people in so many ways. It isn’t always easy to keep a positive attitude. It reminded me of a passage from The Bible, from the fourth chapter of Philippians: Do not be anxious […]

Slim Pickings

It has been my habit over the past eight months to share with you some of the best COVID-19 humor I could find on the internet. I figure we can all use a laugh these days. As the pandemic has dragged on, it has become more difficult to find images that make me smile, let […]

Thanksgiving 2020

What a difference a year makes. Have you said that recently? Things are so unlike 2019. Last year the Canadian Thanksgiving fell less than two weeks after my mother’s death, so we made it a family celebration and time of remembrance. This year instead my sister will deliver a turkey meal to my daughter’s doorstep. […]

The No-Brainer

This is a holiday weekend in both Canada and the US and people don’t know what to do – at least if you believe media reports. I think it is more likely that people know what they should do – but they don’t want to do it. After all, why should COVID-19 disrupt holiday plans […]

Saturday Smiles

A worldwide pandemic is nothing to joke about – but these made me smile. I hope you do too.

The Positive Test

I was planning today to write about the US presidential election, then figured it would be too depressing. Maybe some COVID-19 jokes instead. Then Donald Trump was confirmed to have tested positive for COVID-19. It is a little surprising that more world leaders haven’t had positive tests. Their jobs expose them to so many people. […]

Six Months Later

We’ve been living with this coronavirus, COVID-19, for more than six months now. Are you as tired of it as I am? Last night, as I considered today’s post, I realized I wasn’t in the mood to finish a travel piece, or the political commentary I was working on. So you’ll have to wait for […]