Tag Archives: Pandemic

Smile, It’s Wednesday

Just a  few images today, reflections on society in 2020. I’m hoping the experts are wrong, that there will be no second wave, and we can all get back to normal soon. Though by then we may ave no idea what is normal anymore.

Blowing Their Own Horns II

Some thoughts from the alpenhorn student concert in Sulzburg’s market square. I must confess I had never thought about this instrument before, just accepted that it was a Swiss thing. I figured it to be localized because how do you transport something that big? Now I realize that the horns unscrew into three parts (or […]

Wish I Was There…

I’m not on the beach in Maine today, as travel plans ave been disrupted by the pandemic. Has your summer vacation been impacted too? Back in March I realized this was a possibility, so there as been time to accept the new reality, and hope that in 2021 things will be better. Today though I […]

Can You Believe It?

The boys of winter are back. The Stanley Cup playoffs start today. Can you imagine anything more ridiculous than ice hockey in August? Many years ago, when National Hockey League teams played a 50-game schedule, the trophy was handed out around the end of March. With expansion and more games that was pushed into April, […]

To Mask Or Not To Mask?

    Free masks are no longer available to Ottawa transit users. In theory passengers have had time to pick up a mask, which is required of those using the system. I have from time to time commented on cultural differences between Canada and Germany. This year the idea of face masks is a prominent […]

The Plane Not Taken

I never thought it would last this long. Did you? Is there anyone at this point whose life hasn’t been disrupted by COVID-19? When will it end? I’m supposed to be on a plane today, going back to Canada for vacation. Instead I’m hoping for a Christmas flight – if any airlines are flying then. […]

Scary Thought

Not to mention that back then many of us didn’t even own a cell phone.  Need I say anything more?

An Eerie Prophecy

It can be a little freaky when life imitates art. It isn’t supposed to be that way. Everything you need to know about COVID-19 can be found in the 2011 film Contagion. Somehow I missed it nine years ago, despite an all-star ensemble cast. I guess I’m just not much of a moviegoer. Contagion tells the […]

COVID Friday

As promised, a bit more COVID-19 humor for today. At least, I thought  these were funny.   There’s been a lot of speculation about the “new normal” and re-starting the economy. Some things see to be too soon, others not soon enough. And different jurisdictions have different rules on how to best handle the pandemic. […]

Thursday Humor

I realized yesterday it has been a while since I shared the latest COVID-19 memes, so that is what we have today. We’re all tired of social distancing and working from home, but it looks like the virus will be with us for a while longer. Spending time scouring the internet may seem like a […]