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Monthly Archive March, 2020

Usual Inadequacy, Closing Parks, Chances of Survival and Reasons to Live

I was saying there will be another post connecting the current crisis to other issues and what should be done about that, but it won’t be this one. On the one hand, that’s because I was getting increasingly frustrated with pretty much all NGOs and activists normally fighting for other causes, because they seemed to […]

It All Seems So Unreal… And Dad’s Still Awfully Infuriating

The situation feels simply unreal. That’s also because a full quarantine was declared here as well, starting yesterday, but mainly because of the world’s response in general, because all of this is being done for this reason when hardly anything seemed possible for the much bigger problems, and because even those actively campaigning so far […]

We Need Widespread Testing and a Cure… And Support for the Helpers!

I keep wondering why did the new coronavirus take anyone by surprise. Or, if anything, why aren’t people surprised that it took so long for this to happen and that it’s so mild. Yes, it’s not a common cold, which is what its “cousins” that we’re used to cause, or even “just a flu”, but […]

Another Half Marathon Distance, Dad Again Being Infuriating, Finding Elena P.

I’ll take things nearly chronologically, starting with March 9, when I saw 10:53 AM when I got up and thought I might as well go out early, managing to do so just before noon, taking the recyclables as well. Since dad wanted cabbage, I first checked the price at this nearby store, but had seen […]

The New Virus Shows What Can Be Done… And What Isn’t

There are some good things generated by the crisis caused by the spread of the new coronavirus, proving that some things can be done after all. We’re seeing that working and studying can be done from home in a lot of cases. We’re seeing that traveling, and perhaps flying in particular, can be severely restricted, […]