What I Learned This Week: #208

Monday, August 23 – Sunday, August 28, 2021 The Week in Mortality: Though I didn’t find out out about the death of one of my high school/college buddies until the end of the week, Joe’s death is my personal headline of the week. I had to miss the service, but I did make the post-funeralContinue reading “What I Learned This Week: #208”

What I Learned This Week: #206

Monday, August 2 – Sunday, August 15, 2021(Two weeks…summer vacation edition) The Week in Summer Vacation: My yearly Houseboat trip with friends took place the first weekend of the month and it was way less COVID fraught than last year’s trip! Delta variant is here and, because our government often treats us like children (rightlyContinue reading “What I Learned This Week: #206”

What I Learned This Week: #205

Monday, July 26 – Sunday, August 1, 2021 The Day in (Briefly) Christmas in July: One one of the week’s hottest, humidest, sunniest days, I crossed the street in front of a car with the windows down blaring “We are the World.” I couldn’t quite find my place in the song in the few secondsContinue reading “What I Learned This Week: #205”

What I Learned This Week: #204

Monday, July 19 – Sunday, July 25, 2021 The Week in Conspicuous Consumption: I vaguely remember ordering a candle wick trimmer weeks ago when my scissors we not…cutting it…as far as reaching down into a jar candle. I guess one day I must have had enough. Part of my reaction to the pandemic is toContinue reading “What I Learned This Week: #204”