Britishness, Politics, Rant, Truth

The Lockdown Files

“The Lockdown Files” is the name of a series of investigative reports in the Daily Telegraph, reports which are currently rocking the United Kingdom, having to do with the government’s handling of the Coronavirus pandemic.  Keep in mind that the governmental structure in the UK is much flatter than it is in the US, that there… Continue reading The Lockdown Files

Healthcare, Life

Omicron and Me

Well, it finally happened.  Two years on, inexorably and inevitably, I caught the 'rona.  It's hardly surprising, really, since I have been going about my business, carefully, but pretty much normally from the start, as have most of my family, my friends, my neighbors, and my own little corner of the world.  I had both… Continue reading Omicron and Me

Ave Atque Vale, Culture, Family Matters, Friendship, Life

Hallelujah! Our Long, Dark, Winter Night is Over! (Apologies for the rather tinny and reedy audio.  Entirely my fault.  It was a spontaneous reaction, emotion not a bit recollected in tranquility (h/t William Wordsworth). I used the voice recorder of my iPhone, and I was w-a-a-y in the back of the audience.  I just wanted you to hear my neighbors and friends, children… Continue reading Hallelujah! Our Long, Dark, Winter Night is Over!