Appointment scheduled!

Yesterday the state opened up vaccinations to more people, and due to some medical conditions that I won't get into here, I qualified for an appointment. Navigating the state's vaccine websites was a bit of a nightmare - their server capacity wasn't nearly up to the demand, and appointments were…

Thank god

The inauguration happened. Biden is president. Harris is the first woman to be vice president. The Senate is blue again (just barely, but I'll take it.) We watched the ceremony with our kids, and it was very emotional. Particularly when Harris was sworn in, but even things like 'This Land…

Waiting for the inauguration

It's been a few days since the attempted coup and the riots. Things have been relatively quiet, but I (and probably most of the country) remain very much on edge and very nervous. Over the last few days some good things have happened. There has been widespread condemnation of the…

A day that will live in infamy

When I woke up this morning I was feeling really good. Today was supposed to be the day that the electoral vote was finalized and Biden officially recognized as president-elect. It was also looking like Georgia had elected two Democrats. The day has taken a very ugly and frightening turn.…

2020 24 hours to go

I wish I could take credit for that title, but it's been all over the place... The year is nearly over, but the awfulness it brought will be with us for quite some time to come. There are so many aspects of 2020 that I would like to say goodbye…

Three Hundred Thousand

There are cities, actual cities, with fewer people in them than have now died in the US alone from COVID-19. And it isn't close to over.…

Chanukah in Isolation

Massachusetts continues to hover around 5k new cases daily. Our town has been sending urgent texts and other alerts imploring us to stay home, wear masks, etc. Nevertheless there is still pressure to gather. It's Chanukah this week. Usually we would get together with my parents and my sister at…