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personal musings

WFH WTF, the Covid Files, Day 77: iNat

About two a month ago, give or take a week, a phd friend of my partner got on us about the iNaturalist app after we began going out more frequently on nature walks now that the initial onslaught of pandemic … Continue reading

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WFH WTF, the Covid Files, Day 76: Gardens and stress

I am stressed. I’m not doing well with everything even though I do my best to put on a good face for it all. The gardens are one of the few things right now that are kind of enjoyable. Some … Continue reading

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WFH WTF – The Covid Files, Day 72: a pre-Father’s Day Reflection

It is infinitely odd to see the reflections in my social media time line from the past few years as the previous Father’s Day posts pass on by. I miss my dad. And, as I watch the world around me … Continue reading

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WFH WTF – The Covid Files, Day 59: BML Day 5

The modern outrage began 26 May. For many, it’s roots were 9 August 2014 For my generation though, none of this is new. Our first brush with police brutality and the social upheaval from it probably began with the LAPD’s … Continue reading

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WFH WTF – The Covid Files, Day 58: don’t minimize protests by calling them riots

I stand with the protesters and the uprising in Minneapolis. This is not up for debate. Don’t agree? Scroll past without reading more. Mute me for 30 days. Or, defriend me forever. But I’m not engaging in dissent on my … Continue reading

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WFH WTF – The Covid Files, Day 50: a year ago, ten years ago

So, a year ago was the last big outing my partner and I took for ourselves. We went to see Cirque du Sole. Like any “date night” we take, of course, it was a case of “the best laid plans … Continue reading

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WFH WTF – The Covid Files, Day 49: Explaining Death

Finally got to the point where we had to tell the Padawan what happened to my dad, their pépé. Death is kind of a weird subject to broach with toddlers. Unlike a lot of other “milestone” events which you can … Continue reading

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WFH WTF – The Covid Files, Day 48: Finding Structure Again

One of the biggest challenges of parenting during the Pandemic is trying to figure out how to juggle the competing responsibilities of “working full time” while also acting as a “teacher” during the day and still maintaining the normal “parent” … Continue reading

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WFH WTF – The Covid Files, Day 45: lies, damned lies and impeached presidential lies

I wanted to make a Cult-45 post out of this. Spend the time bitching about all the horrible things Trumpublikkkans have done in just the short few days since the last WFH WTF entry. But, I cannot. I actually think … Continue reading

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WFH WTF – The Covid Files, Day 44: It is about race

A lot of shitty meme have been going around lately in the wake of the Ahmaud Arbery video of his killing being released. And, a lot more shitty memes about reopening the economy. The intersection of the two got me … Continue reading

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