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I’ve now had my trifecta of jabs as of Tuesday with Moderna. Very fortunate to breeze through all my shots.
I just had my annual wellness check and my doctor said that the booster is really just a third shot.
Happy birthday, Sem…
My band has an outdoor wedding gig this evening. Was moved due to covid restrictions from indoor to outdoor. This should be a fun experience. Add some smoke infused haze and the AQI in the moderate range, a little side of asthma, so singing should be an interesting challenge.
Summer life in P-Town 2021. Party on.
Ah man, Doug…that was an energizing post. The kind I always loved to read from you. Sounds like you’re making all the right choices and leaning into your values. Good on ya, mate!
I’m trying to keep things positive with what I have control over. I can’t worry about the people and things that happen outside of my control. I’ve always been to accept people for who they are and where they are at. Even in great disagreement there are still some shared values with those I love and care for. I talk to a few of my Trump supporter friends but more concerned about their families and health – and if we keep on that level its all good.
For the past few months I’ve been doing live performances at a nursing home in Beaverton. I’m able to perform inside now, but still need to wear a mask. Making some wonderful connections including a 101 yr old resident named Father Vincent. Dear, dear man of faith. Nothing pretentious. Let me know his favorite song a couple of weeks ago, “Oh My Papa,” which reminds him of his dad who died when he was 8 yrs old. So I sang it to him one day after his 101st birthday. Well received by him and such kind words he offered up. This is a calling for me. (and yes I am paid) Sang to woman on hospice a couple of weeks ago and she was able to quietly sing along. Such a sweet moment.
So I’m looking for and creating these kinds of experiences and connections. Deepens my faith in we humans to connect on the most basic human level…Or as I call it…love!
So good to hear from you. I’ve missed your posts.
Sorry you got covid. Nasty, nasty stuff. Glad most everyone in your fam is now vaccinated. Makes a huge difference in almost everything we do.
All good here. Family is fully vaccinated. Our daughter and son-in-law moved to Texas. (yeah that’s a head scratcher) But it was affordable for them and they are not alone. But yeah, it’s Texas.
Our son will soon have his girlfriend moving in with him later this month. She comes from a Trump supporting family in New Jersey, yes another head scratcher, but she’s pretty cool and our son is fine with their political differences. She’s pretty mellow and doesn’t push any agenda’s and has been good for our son. So we’ll see how that plays out.
Wife and I are great. I had some laparoscopic surgery over a month ago, but recovery was full after two weeks. Celebrated 33 years of marriage in April and seeing the light of retirement in front of us.
Been some loss this year. Mother-in-law died back in April. Close, dear media friend and mentor died recently – and my 95 year old dad may not make it through the end of the year. But I could be wrong about that. Get to see dad every Tuesday and play my guitar and sing him songs. Great father/son connection.
Stay well my friend.
Wife and I got our second shots. On Cinco de Mayo we will be fully vaccinated. Which is good because in mid May we will be part of a memorial service for my mother-in-law. Both in person with covid protocols at the church and the rest on Zoom or Facebook live. Kind of the way it is these days.
Totally my bad. Dan…move or even delete this post.
My wife and I got our first Maderna shot two weeks ago through the NARA tribe. They own the Sheraton at the airport where we got the shot. Got right in. Mild sore arm, minor discomfort overall, but drank lots of water and took extra strength Tylenol and was good to go. Second shot in two weeks.
Was talking with one of my healthcare worker friends who gave an explanation concerning why younger people might experience more symptoms than older. Young immune systems are stronger and at the first signs of trouble the system goes all in aggressive, thus you feel worse because of that battle. Us older folks, our immune system is like, “yeah, seen this before, got it covered.” Truly oversimplified but you get the picture.
News tonight that the Senate Parliamentarian ruling gives the Democrats ability to fast-track infrastructure bill and other bills this year, as long as the legislation has an affect on the budget. Possibly 3 more times this congress.
This should be interesting to watch to see how this might play out.
Yep…I hear ya, Andrew.
I still think businesses will use their hiring power by bringing their starting wages to at least $15 an hour and up, to not only get the best workers but retain them for longer periods of time.
Agree with you, Andrew.
On a side note, the $15 minimum wage (which didn’t make the bill) may fall in the hands of business. Costco is at $16 an hour, or soon will be. Locally, New Seasons went to the $15 hr min. less than two years ago and added twice a year, meaningful raises. (which comes out to around 5.3 percent yearly)
What a change from the previous administration. But I’m still miffed at how some people don’t get the mask thing. I know Biden is working on that and we will see how it plays out with states like Texas and Mississippi. Buckle up.
My dad won over 40 radio broadcasting awards, including the Peabody Award for his program, Open Door. I have about a dozen of those awards sitting in my studio. But what my father created on a shoe-string budget and the impact it had on the lives of his listeners forever changed their lives for the better. Something Rush could never understand through his program. Rush was all about Rush. My dad was all about others. One of the must humble men I know.
Yes, he accomplished being married 4 times. Love it when traditional family values are so uplifted by such an accomplished “family man.”
Honestly, after the Nov 3 elections, I really didn’t give the Dems much hope to pull this off. Stacey Abrams and her constituency deserve lots a credit with the grassroots efforts. She is one smart politician. And to have it be Georgia, of all states, bringing it home for the Dems.
But now we have to get past the riots/thugs on the Capital grounds, find some way to create that peaceful transition we’re known for. But I also believe things have changed forever, just like the virus will forever change what we knew as normal. We may see threads of our former selves from time to time…but we are in a different world politically moving forward. IMHO.