In 2021 Memorial Day in the United States of America is a good time for a pause. We can reflect on the sacrifices made by the men, women, BIPOC, API, and canines that have served in our military for various wars, conflicts, political commitments and corporately encouraged wars. We must also reflect on what happened 100 years ago in Tulsa, OK when BIPOC WWI veterans took a to stand defend an accused black gentleman to allow him to have his […]
I know some people like to start their new roles on the right foot. Some dog’s may not let out their true colours until after they have found their comfort within a new pack. Looking back on that first week, struggling to get Phoebe’s leash on before she bolted. Those first few days sleeping on the couch downstairs so she could be in the same space at night with me. First it was the chair across the room from me, […]
It’s Christmas 2020. One year after we first heard about the Covid-19 in Wuhan, the United States is clearly struggling to keep the health care system from collapsing due to the Covid-19 crush. Why did our CDC and government fail us? Why can’t they be transparent and craft a story that unites us to celebrate smarter. The fake news, not, NY Times has been my current go to on national hospital availability. If you think the PA shutdown is fake […]
Welcome to December 2020! Let’s see we are in month number ten since this started back in March. All the sports fans in the United States were getting ready for madness, first the toilet paper run, right before the NCAA could have their basketball tournament. Then there was no Opening Day for the Cubbies or Giants in April. As the safer at home plan continued outdoor soccer and the Pittsburgh Marathon were also cancelled. Thankfully as summer arrived up north […]
Oh Canada, it looks like the NHL is going to give you a division all within your borders in this Covid-19 world. Thanks to the #Trumpvirus part of Covid-19, there really is no way to let American teams travel into Canada safely. Our inability as American’s to make personal decisions that mitigate the spread of Covid-19 have led us to this holiday season where Turkey Day will be via Zoom instead of in person. We started off the holiday last […]
I know, I know, I know . . .a music video from the Squirrel Nut Zippers during this dark time is pretty dark, so let’s go back to when I went to see Squirrel Nut Zipper’s and realized it was before I met my concert-wife. I guess with all the news around Covid-19 forcing the United States of America to alter their Thanksgiving plans, it’s nice to look back on those moments when travel and concerts and in person gatherings […]
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Living in this Covid-19 world I am grateful for every day I get outside to walk Crosby. I’m grateful every time I get to clip into my bike for a workout. I’m grateful every morning Crosby and I get the better half out for a nature walk. I’m lucky and grateful for every day I get to step on the pitch at age 45. I hung up my player cleats 2 years ago after realizing I didn’t have the explosive […]
As of this weekend I’ve now been able to SUP in the Allegheny for five consecutive months. I’ve pretty much decided that the only soccer I’ll be doing in 2020 is outdoor with my electronic whistle due to Covid-19. Why would I want to blow a whistle in the middle of a global pandemic? After talking futsal this past weekend, I’m not really sure that I need to a winter of indoor soccer. Right before we went into lockdown and […]
Hey Bob- I was thinking about you even before we talked yesterday! I know somedays when we turn on Netflix and see what’s trending we wonder what’s going on with humanity, but yesterday I gave in to the trending and appreciated one of the documentaries. For those of you at home looking for things to watch with the family that can lead to a good discussion about our world, this one is definitely on the list. Let’s go back to […]
Considering here in the US the push will be for political coverage, let’s focus on something we can control. Why? Let’s just think of where the Covid-19 numbers are today, compared to the rest of the world. Don’t be afraid. Be Real, show Courage, spread Kindness. If you are not actively fighting Hate, then ask yourself Why.
Attention all of you boaters, that think flying a Trump flag allows you to not obey any USCG regulations. It’s really important to observe the rules of the water. In Minnesota and Texas this past weekend, boats were sunk and docks were flipped due to the crowds and the wakes created by some of those boaters. I get that these new river/lake surf boats are fun, but the displacement of water by the engine placement and fins is extreme. Wake […]
2020 is definitely the year of fundraisers in the virtual world. Cupid’s Undie Run 2020 happened at McFadden’s in Pittsburgh before COVID-19 entered it’s community spread phase in Allegheny County. Luckily we were able to party a little and run a bit on the streets of Pittsburgh so we could gather with friends, strangers and countrymen in one last run to #endNF before lockdown. This September, the ALS Association of Western PA has taken to the virtual walk approach. Since […]
The best answer is on the state level. Our CDC has been regularly gutted the same way NOAA was earlier in this administration. The idea of selling the nations data to private parties to maximize private sector profit is a recurring theme. If you want to understand what’s going on you really need to look at each state. MAINE FLORIDA OKLAHOMA NORTH CAROLINA TEJAS COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA
OK so is Covid-19 as deadly as the annual flu? Is it hitting a certain demographic a little more sharply? Maybe it’s hitting the same demographic that social cuts are always targeting against. . . . I guess if you have at least an hour of free time you can draw your own conclusions using data that is varied since the best place to find it is state by state. Oh and Florida doesn’t give the age breakdown. Selective data […]