Our Summer with Covid-19

  First, my wife and I are doing well, sitting out the Covid-19 in a half-opened Maryland. Summer Time Covid-19 has affected our usual summer. What do two senior retirees do for the summer? Other years, we would have bowled until early May in leagues. After the leagues, we would …

The 2020 Minneapolis Riots

1960 Riots I am old enough to remember the riots of the 1960s. During that decade, there were hundreds of demonstrations, turned destructive riots in many urban areas. Is 2020 the start of another decade of urban destruction? George Floyd George Floyd, a black man, was killed in Minneapolis on …

Covid-19 and the Blue Angels

Covid-19 and homebound are causing some people to lose perspective. What do I mean? Blue Angels flyover The Blue Angels flew over the US Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland this morning. One of the television stations broadcasted the flyover. Within minutes, people began commenting on the video. The first several …

A Rose for James Fredrick “Fred” Harris

James Fredrick (Fred) Harris was my maternal Grandfather. He and my Grandmother lived on a small plot outside Owensboro, Kentucky in 1959. Summer Visit My Father was in the US Navy and often away. My Mother took us to visit during our summer break from school that year. We, my …

COVID-19, The Flu, and The Shutdown

Maryland is under a stay-at-home mandate from Governor Hogan. It is like those in most states to stop unnecessary travel and avoid groups. Maintain social distancing. What makes up unnecessary travel? One could look at what businesses are open in Maryland. Based on my trips, the following are open. Necessary …

Caronavirus and Homebound

  My wife and I are homebound. We have been for three weeks, and it seems we will be for another month. Homebound – Stay Home Order The coronavirus has changed everything for us, my wife and I. Maryland’s governor has issued a new order requiring us to stay home. …

A Birthday Short Story

Writing a short story and posting to my blog site is a good way to kill time while homebound. This is the one I wrote today. I hope you enjoy Begin my short story   I sit at the table. The birthday cake with thirteen candles before me. Another birthday. …

Coronavirus Disrupts Our Life

  “Septuagenarian versus the coronavirus” might make a movie title for life today. Perhaps it should be “Coronavirus against the earth.” Life normal I am a septuagenarian plus and my wife in her mid-sixties. The first news stories brought few cares, and our lives remained unaffected. We shopped per usual, …

Military Bowling Championship 2020

The 2020 Military Bowling Championship saw changes to format and venue. This year they changed to South Point Hotel, Casino, and Spa in Las Vegas, Nevada. This enabled all participants to bowl at the same facility. Past years saw the Active Duty division bowl at The Orleans and the Retired …

Rebecca-Fallen Handmaiden

Rebecca-Fallen Handmaiden   Rebecca Hayden, the protagonist in one of my novels, served as a handmaiden to a goddess. She was favored with great healing powers and healed many close to death. In previous chapters, she lost favor for lying to the High Priestess, and by default of the Goddess. …