Category: Daily Post

COVID-19 Vocabulary #3

Day 3 of reflecting on the new vocabulary common to the COVID-19 pandemic highlights the desirable social distancing, our almost painful new reality, and the politically sensitive face mask.   Social Distancing: Once upon a time, this was a phrase implying the appropriate distancing when carrying on a conversation or standing in a public area. Social politeness required the…

COVID – 19 Vocabulary #2

In an effort to keep up with the many new phrases and their uses during the pandemic, today’s words include data-driven, flatten the curve, and in an abundance of caution. Data-driven: As an educator, since No Child Left Behind was enacted under the Bush Administration, data-driven as come to mean using the results of standardized…

The Intrusion of COVID Vocabulary: What are these words and phrases?

At the beginning…who knew? Over these months, I have been recording, sequentially, new phrases and words that, while “real words,” the concepts were either utilized in a different context or had not been previously in common usage. COVID 19: The name of this disease is coronavirus disease 2019, now abbreviated as COVID-19. In COVID -19,…

Daily Posts

I have been overwhelmed with travel and many family activities since May 1. I finally have my daughter’s wedding behind me and a trip to the west coast and Hawaii over.  Today I resolved to get back into a grove of writing each day.  When my mind was lazy but my will was strong I…

Infect our Climate

via Daily Prompt: Infect Climate develops over long periods of time and is impacted by patterns of variation in both measurable elements and theoretical concepts.  The application of the term climate to the emotional aspects of a country is less documented historically but has emerged as a factor in personal well-being and national identity. The…

Thin and Slim

via Daily Prompt: Thin Life is full of choices but disguised  as societal impressions or norms open to discussion.  Should women be “thin” or “slim?”  Do I read a slim volume of poetry or a novel of great import?  My options are slim or none.  His lies were thinly disguised.  Those pants would be better…

Pace

via Daily Prompt: Rapid As I rise each day I drag myself from sleep reaching for the newness of the day and my “to be done” list, referred to years ago as my “to do” list which was entirely aspirational as I worked usually ten hours a day, had three children, and took care of…

Sludge

via Daily Prompt: Sludge The media take “pen” in hand, hold camera to eye, adjust to a sense of the new reality each morning and attempt to dog-paddle through the sludge passing for current events of the day. In years past it was noble to expose sleaze and rottenness, not just wallow in the ooze…