Entries Tagged 'Covid'

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When We're Out of Touch

By Dennis E. Powell | Nov 16, 2022 at 11:18 PM

If you’re at all like me, every so often you’ve watched coverage at the time or a documentary later about some great disaster, one that has taken many lives in horrific circumstances. You might have wondered — I have, anyway — about how or whether families and friends ever found out what happened to some of the victims. If you think of Hiroshima, or the tsunami of March 11, 2011, or even the events of September 11, 2001, you suspect — no, know — that there are people who died whose fates will be forever unknown to anyone this side of the Pearly Gates.

Playing with Matches

By Dennis E. Powell | Oct 19, 2022 at 11:46 PM

We’ve all just about had it with hearing of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, the organism that produces the disease called COVID-19. But, sadly, we’re not done with it yet, nor it with us, nor are we likely to be anytime soon.

At Least the Tests Work

By Dennis E. Powell | Aug 03, 2022 at 9:34 PM

Years ago, though in living memory, a phrase was coined. “Too big to fail” meant an institution is of such significance that the government must bail it out no matter what amount of incompetence, mismanagement, or pure corruption has put it at risk. In the intervening decade or two, the meaning of that phrase (along with the meaning of very nearly everything else) has softened. It’s now “too big to go against,” meaning anything whose shortcomings it would be inconvenient to mention.

An Elegy for the Life that Was

By Timothy R. Butler | Jul 06, 2022 at 9:09 PM

I see it on the faces of everyone I talk to. The war wearied look of two years and three months since life changed. As we peer into a fall in which COVID continues to roar along and many I know who had dodged it are now catching it, life-February-2020-style feels more distant than ever.

Episode 25: We May Be Back... Just in June

By Zippy the Wonder Snail | Jun 01, 2022 at 11:56 AM

Where did everybody’s favorite Snailcast go in May? The boys talk about that and some of the big news that happened during the last month, including the Supreme Court leak, the tragic Uvalde mass shooting and the political winds ahead of this year’s mid-term elections.

This One Was a Real Celebration

By Dennis E. Powell | May 04, 2022 at 2:37 PM

It started before the pandemic, but the pandemic let it take root and become the norm. We don’t often have funerals any more, at least not religious services in which we mourn the departed and beg God to welcome our dead friend or relative into the splendor of eternal Heavenly life. Instead, the obituary now frequently ends with “A celebration of life will take place at a later date.”

A Story of a Friend

By Dennis E. Powell | Mar 30, 2022 at 10:32 PM

The phone call came exactly when I needed it. It was Bob Bernstein, with whom I’d never before spoken, calling from Rhode Island. “You haven’t been online, so I figured you might be having a problem,” he said. Indeed I was.

Fauci, Collins, and the Corruption of Science

By Dennis E. Powell | Jan 26, 2022 at 9:02 PM

This is getting uglier and uglier. The evidence continues to mount that in the early days of the current pandemic Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, and Dr. Francis Collins, at the time the director of the National Institutes of Health, took extraordinary action to suppress the idea that SARS-CoV-2 originated in a Chinese laboratory.

They're Accidentally Right

By Dennis E. Powell | Jan 12, 2022 at 6:51 PM

Get ready to read something unpopular. New York late last year and now the federal government are giving preferential treatment to non-white, non-Asian people for scarce COVID-19 treatments. On the face of it, it’s an outrage.

Episode 19: On the Twelfth Day

By Zippy the Wonder Snail | Jan 06, 2022 at 3:57 PM

The Zippy Crew returns as the Twelve Days of Christmas wrap up to think about the new year ahead of us. Jason and Tim talk about resolutions, Bible reading plans, the St. Louis Blues, the newest COVID wave and the arrival of the Magi in this packed episode to kick off 2022!

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