How Not To Feel Alone On Your 31st Birthday In 2020

Happy Birthday To Me! Today I turn 31 in the year 2020. The world is chaotic (to say the least). But there is so much for which to be thankful. We have an opportunity in this dark time: we can use this as a pathway to finding our similarities and common ground. We can useContinue reading “How Not To Feel Alone On Your 31st Birthday In 2020”

Things That Influence My Writing: Montana Cow Mutilations

**Content Warning: This post discusses the killing and mutilation of animals by unknown perpetrator(s) over the past 50+ years in the United States. As a non-beef eater myself, reader discretion is advised** While the world is caught up with everything that is 2020 (do you have your apocalypse bingo card yet?) I’d like to visitContinue reading “Things That Influence My Writing: Montana Cow Mutilations”

Aversion to Masks? How Masks Make A Difference

Why Wear a Mask? An organization called Masks Save Lives is currently calling out a link between “low mask acceptance cultures” and how badly COVID-19 outbreaks are affecting these areas and their failures to flatten the curve once outbreaks began. Research potentially supports this division, a 2009 study in Australia found that the data couldContinue reading “Aversion to Masks? How Masks Make A Difference”

Is the US flattening the curve? Yes. Significantly? Who knows.

How do you describe that feeling of watching numbers climb and realizing that you’re watching in real time the most global example of what you’ve studied and taught your entire adult life? Dread? Excitement? Existence? When teaching about pandemics we teach students to look retrospectively at the numbers of those that have recovered versus thoseContinue reading “Is the US flattening the curve? Yes. Significantly? Who knows.”