The Joy (?) of COVID-19

Surely you’re joking! Leaving death and carnage in its wake, coronavirus has shown us financial hardships beyond those most of us have ever known, or shed light on how a once-thriving economy can now sputter by on fumes. However, wherever we go, America’s first responders have been the real heroes. A second hero, less sung, are those who offer stress relief or entertainment-at their expense-because they can. These might be from our entertainers giving global musical concerts from their home music studios to raise awareness of a global issue that needs attention or just to provide entertainment. Another might be … Continue reading The Joy (?) of COVID-19

Don’t let your guard down!

Wowsa! I never thought I’d be happy to think about going outside, going back to work and getting back to the drama of life as I knew it. But, if you watched the 6 o’clock news this evening, you might have heard that in certain parts of the country, what we have come to know as the ‘curve’; has ‘begun’ to flatten! Time to party and begin to celebrate right? Not so quick, slick! Before you dash out that door, before you even think about it, realize that, besides putting your mask on, there are areas of the country where … Continue reading Don’t let your guard down!

Your best defense

Two of these items 1) droplets can travel up to 50 miles an hour and 2) they can travel up to 26 feet really grabbed my attention. But this little infographic is loaded with other information. It also emphasizes the importance of washing your hands, and I don’t mean running water over them for a few seconds as you dry them on your shirt. I mean PURPOSELY taking the bar of soap or pumping liquid soap and washing all surfaces of your hands for a good 20 seconds, rinsing under the faucet from your wrists to your fingertips, and then … Continue reading Your best defense

Antibiotics help, but can hurt, too!

Finally, an antibiotic for that ghastly urinary tract infection (UTI). The burning, the runs to the bathroom, the low-grade fever. Relief is ‘just around the corner.’ The past few days have been miserable! Symptoms are gone by day 3, but by day 4 you’ve got sores in your mouth and your mouth is dry and it burns. Then, your tongue becomes really deep red, it burns, and cracks are in the corner of your mouth. Eating has become a challenge because everything except cold foods seems to aggravate it. “What’s happening? Wasn’t the antibiotic supposed to make things better? Well, … Continue reading Antibiotics help, but can hurt, too!