It is nice to see the works in person. Virtual tours are fine but one doesn't really get the nuance and subtleties in the works on a computer screen.
We should heed lessons of 1918 flu pandemic
The following column ran in the May 3, 2020 issue of The Beaumont Enterprise. While there are major differences, during the CVID-19 pandemic we can find parallels between the situation we find ourselves now and the Spanish Flu pandemic that began in 1918. The 1918 pandemic killed at least 50 million people globally, with 675,000 … Continue reading We should heed lessons of 1918 flu pandemic
All Saints students to perform ‘10 Ways to Survive Life in Quarantine’
The following is the original version of a story that ran on the Beaumont Enterprise website. BEAUMONT, Texas — When All Saints Episcopal School closed its campus in response to the coronavirus pandemic, middle school drama teacher Ramona Young decided that what the students needed to distract them was production. Meanwhile, playwright Don Zolidis was … Continue reading All Saints students to perform ‘10 Ways to Survive Life in Quarantine’
Internet wandering leads to ‘Something Else’
In a time of isolation, one must beware of falling down a rabbit hole and killing hours on idle nothings on the internet. But sometimes, as one falls, one accidentally finds what was not sought. One such Carrollean free fall took place the other day. I followed a Facebook link to a short YouTube video … Continue reading Internet wandering leads to ‘Something Else’
Editing student copy in a pandemic isn’t easy — or as much fun
To say we live in interesting times is an understatement. Things we thought we definitively knew a month ago have turned out to be nothing but illusions. However, one thing I thought might be true has been confirmed — I am not a fan of online teaching. As it turns out, my students are not … Continue reading Editing student copy in a pandemic isn’t easy — or as much fun
Why am I so bad at watching TV?
The thought of having to sit and watch 8, 10 or 13 episodes of a show that was just released makes me feel anxious and overwhelmed.
Cleanliness is next to…
This is the latest in a series of random thoughts while being holed up during the COVID-19 pandemic. How much hand sanitizer does it take to kill one’s credit card? I have no idea, but I’m convinced that before this pandemic is through, I will find out. I’m trying to stay in as much as … Continue reading Cleanliness is next to…