Category Archives: Journal

Sharing more about me, less about (almost) everything else.

COVID-19 and People Who Need People, Another Year

It’s been a year and a day since I talked about socializing, the pandemic and individual differences. “…I can sympathize with folks who really do need people: people who are physically close, not ‘close’ only in a virtual sense. I’m … Continue reading

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Light Show in Washington; Law and Life; Masks Back On

I’d expected to hear about charisms during Mass this morning. I did, in the Bible readings. But the homily was about why killing innocent people isn’t a good idea, even if it’s legal. And why we should see killing innocent … Continue reading

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My Week that Was, and Wonderfully Weird Worlds

Monday afternoon was sunny and warm. For central Minnesota in January. The high was around 32° Fahrenheit, 0° Celsius. Our sidewalk and driveway were free(ish) of snow, with a bit over a half-foot covering the yard. The weather station at … Continue reading

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Wind Chill Warning, and Our Furnace is Out

Friday morning. The weather station at Sauk Centre’s municipal airport has been offline for a few days. In places like, say, New York City or Seattle, I suspect this would be a “crisis.” Around here, it’s January. A bit more … Continue reading

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