We are now three weeks into our quarantine. Three weeks into homeschooling, three weeks into food and supply rationing, three weeks into shutting off the news because I simply can't take one more ounce of doom and gloom. My mood fluctuates. Some days I feel like we're doing okay, like we're getting things down, that … Continue reading COVID-19 + Quarantine = Writer’s Block?
Springtime in the southern plains. Although the days of the black dusters have long-since passed, March and April still bring with them the ferocious winds that once doomed the barren grasslands. While gone are the dunes that once piled against fences and buried unfortunate automobiles, stick around long enough and you might still see a … Continue reading The Czar, The River, and the Thistle
I've put off writing this for awhile because I didn't know what to say. I was struggling with the same questions most of us are struggling with: How serious is the coronavirus? What am I going to do for childcare now that my kids are out of school? How will I educate them? How will … Continue reading Pandemic Thoughts, Part #1
March 14 marks 140 years since the birth of Albert Einstein, the renown physicist, Nobel Prize winner, and father of the atomic age. Or was he? Although the first two labels are most certainly correct, the third moniker--though widely-held--may not be entirely correct. Especially if you ask Einstein himself. Born in Ulm, Germany in 1879 … Continue reading Einstein’s “Greatest Mistake”