Category Archives: the Covid Files

WFH WTF, the Covid Files, Month 4: The Stats and the Lies

187,000 total deaths with the 7-day moving average hovering around 1,000 a day for the entire month of August after having fallen below that threshold after the initial surge during the spring ended in the tri-state area. And, yet, here … Continue reading

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WFH WTF, the Covid Files: Month 4: Ovi Watch, Playoff Edition

As if 2020 wasn’t fucked up enough the Caps were almost swept. By the mother fucking Islanders. It’s like the goddamned horror of the 80s all over again. I mean, it’s fine. The whole shortened season, extended break, summer playoffs … Continue reading

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WFH WTF, the Covid Files: Month 4: Happy Birthday

My dad’s birthday would have been today. It’s weird thinking of his birthday without him. It’s still infinitely weird thinking about him not being here in general. We’ve been talking about going to visit my family in central Jersey for … Continue reading

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WFH WTF, the Covid Files: Month 4: Cicadoidea Gryllidae Thunderoustormis

The cacophony of sound I am being serenaded with by nature could pass for an avant industrial blackened techcore project. I think I’ll call it Cicadoidea Gryllidae Thunderoustormis. Our first release will be the 12 minute, single song EP titled … Continue reading

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WFH WTF, the Covid Files, Day 87: Being Good is the Default

The last few days a meme was circulating around about how “Men that don’t rape aren’t special. Men that don’t cheat aren’t special. Men that treat women as equals aren’t special. Men that participate in parenting aren’t special. This is … Continue reading

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WFH WTF, the Covid Files, Day 86: the questions, answers and lies of going back

I want my children back to daycare as much as any caretaker might want their kids back to daycare or school. The padawan are going stir-crazy being cooped up at home with my partner and I doing our best to … Continue reading

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WFH WTF, the Covid Files, Day 85: education and daycare are not synonymous

Discussions about sending children back to school in the autumn have reached their fever pitch. Apparently, according to some Trumpublikkkans it is 100% OK to send children back to school this autumn. Trump is threatening to withhold Federal funding from … Continue reading

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WFH WTF, the Covid Files, Day 78: Lightening Bug

Or firefly. Glow bugs. Or, whatever. There’s probably a half dozen or so names that are dependent on where you live. I’ve heard linguistically or etymologically speaking that there’s a geographic overlay and it’s influenced by a convergence of meteorology … Continue reading

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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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