Whew, 244 years–the second oldest country in the world! Even your iconic Lady Liberty is getting up there, depending on whether you consider her birth to be her date of origin or her date of dedication, she is now somewhere between 134 and 155 years old! How long do countries live, anyway? Japan is the oldest, coming in at about 2680 years old. Compared to that, you’re only about 9-10% through life (if we had any real idea of a country’s life expectancy, which we don’t). That makes you, America, kind of like an angsty, rebellious teenager out there in
I’m tired. I’m betting you’re tired too. It’s been 84 days since Gov. Tom Wolf (Pennsylvania) ordered all schools to close and shortly thereafter all non-life sustaining businesses statewide to shutter. I wasn’t mad about it. I was glad to do my part to help flatten the curve. And of course, I didn’t want to risk getting sick either. Every person in my household has one or more preexisting conditions they can check on the high risk column. In that time, we’ve become pros at pantry and household supply inventory management. We started trying to do our grocery shopping 2-3
Because I’m feeling that they do. Or that they can. But I’m not sure. I like to think that I’m generally open-minded and consider differences to be part of the beauty of human existence. I mean, we can’t all be the exact same and think the exact same way – that would be boring and pointless. It would be stagnating. Yet, the other morning, after receiving the strangest text ever from a friend, I’m struggling with what happens now. We’ve been friends for more than 20 years and suddenly, I feel like she doesn’t know me at all. I have
Is it really that hard to understand? Stay home. If you must go out, take precautions and have respect for others. Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you should already know the symptoms to watch for and the precautionary measures to take. If, for some reason, you don’t – here’s a quick recap: Symptoms Precautions Dry cough. Fever. Shortness of breath (severe cases). Wash your freaking hands. Avoid gatherings. Maintain six foot distances. Clean your phones too. And your car keys/fobs. Then wash your hands again! 20 seconds of thorough hand-washing may seem like an eternity BUT 14 or
There are days when I mourn her loss, though I never really knew her at all. What I want most is to love her. And what I’m truly mourning I think, is my failure and inability to truly see her, acknowledge her, console her, wrap her up in my arms and love her, encourage her, and help her grow to see safety in the world around her so that she can become the best she can be.