Charging Into The World Of Electric Bikes

Life is full of challenges. Some, like aging, are inevitable while some are of our own making. Sometimes you need to challenge yourself in order to forestall the inevitable. So, in these strange times and because it’s summer, I’ve challenged myself to do more biking as a form of exercise that might slow the aging … Continue reading "Charging Into The World Of Electric Bikes"

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Opening Up Again, But On Virus Time

Suddenly, much of the world is opening up again. Quickly. It’s a confusing time. As I write this, Minnesota is allowing some more businesses to open with restrictions. Wisconsin is mostly open again after state-level restrictions were removed due to a court ruling, not because the state reached a specific safety milestone. Bars there are … Continue reading "Opening Up Again, But On Virus Time"

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Pandemic Perception Permeates Public Policy

The news co-anchor was reporting his share of the 5 pm broadcast from his house. He was nearly inaudible and his fuzzy picture suddenly broke up and disappeared. A day later his home had been transformed into a high-def studio. Why does TV news insist on attempting to continue a format that isn’t even relevant … Continue reading "Pandemic Perception Permeates Public Policy"

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Living The Dream Of A Quarantined Retirement

Two articles in Popular Science in 2012 predicted a pandemic on the order of the Spanish flu, which killed millions, and how it could be handled. I remember reading them. A search of the internet brought me to them. They are eerily very foretelling. One was titled “Where Will the Next Pandemic Come From?” It … Continue reading "Living The Dream Of A Quarantined Retirement"

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The Incongruity of Everything in a Humbled Nation

A new Twilight Zone episode is in production and we’re all cast members. It’s working title is “Flattening the Curve.” No one yet knows how it ends. This would be comical if the Coronavirus wasn’t so devastating. And while many books have been written about pandemics (imagined and real) many aspects of this one are … Continue reading "The Incongruity of Everything in a Humbled Nation"

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