Category: Politics

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,…

Who Am I?

Commenting on the current hearings in Congress is too political and too painful. But, the bigger question of who I am really is, of course, a long time philosophical epistemology beyond me and the moment. What is our personal notion of reality or viewpoint and experience, and how is our memory structured? The years since…

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…

The Trump Adjustment

I am unabashedly liberal but voted on a few occasions for Republicans through the years; I am 67. So many opportunities to chose over the years. Sometimes wars were an issue. Sometimes it was fiscal concerns. Always, women’s issues were a concern. This year seemed like a slam dunk. Really, while Hillary was a harridan,…