Spring is springing in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the waters are stocked, it’s open season for vaccines and we need to keep wearing our masks, even as we celebrate another year of Brady’s Bend Township on 16-APRIL 2021. Observations from Brady’s Bend Spring has sprung up with an allergic reaction for me these past few weeks. There is something magical about all the trees flowering and my eyes wanting to stay closed. Spring soccer is starting. Phoebe and Crosby are […]
We are beginning week four of life with Ms. Phoebe. When we first adopted Phoebe, we realized she had just given birth to a bunch of pups around the beginning of 2021. She had just stopped nursing and the pups were getting adopted before her. Since Ms. Phoebe has joined our house, I’ve begun the post-baby weight workouts with her two times per day. Ms. Crosby is usually good for one of the two big workouts, but at almost 15 […]
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 […]
In 2020, we must look at day to day life with an approach of gratitude. If Covid-19 has taught us anything at this point, it should be to approach every day as if it could be our last and to practice kindness daily. If you are not approaching this holiday season with gratitude for what you can do vs. what we can’t do this will definitely be difficult to mentally handle. Family, therapy, prayer, antidepressants and friends will be key […]
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 […]
This is definitely the time of year to do things differently. If you haven’t been watching the news. . . our Covid-19 numbers in the United States are increasing exponentially. The asymptomatic carriers are everywhere. The way testing works and doesn’t work only makes sense if we contact trace, app notify, test and then have 14 day isolations plans in place. Ask the Pitt Men’s soccer team- the athletic program was getting tested throughout the course of the week after […]
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 […]
Yes the dog is getting out in nature. The little break from heat and humidity was appreciated by the elkhound.
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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 […]
Last night as scheduled our neighborly otters came out for dinner at sunset. Usually it’s really tough to get a shot at their full length, but the selection of food near shore must have been delightful. I’ve seen them on the paddleboard before, but usually once they see my paddle they do the deep dive so I can’t find them again. The time when the boats are in for the night and the sun begins to set is very tranquil […]
If you don’t follow my Instagram, here’s the short version. Since the lockdowns began Crosby and I have been filling up the Gram with Covid-19 counts and dog walk pictures. Sometimes we reflect on where we’ve been and what we did when we could travel, but right now we are limited by the spread of Covid-19.
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 […]