Quarantine Chronicles #4 – Keisha Sykes, Medicare Broker

This is the fourth part in a series of images and interviews about how life has changed (or not) during the COVID-19 quarantine. The purpose is to show how we’re all in this together and we’re not all that dissimilar. Keisha Sykes and I attended school together – kindergarten through 12th grade – in a … More Quarantine Chronicles #4 – Keisha Sykes, Medicare Broker

Clavus (n.)

My child reminded me that it is Weird Word Wednesday, which I missed last week here on the blog. Oops. Sorry about that. Not to make an excuse, but there is kind of a pandemic going on. Today’s word is clavus, a noun meaning “a pain in the forehead.” Funnily enough, I have found myself … More Clavus (n.)

Quarantine Chronicles #2 – Kelsey Livingston, Artist

This is the second part in a series of images and interviews about how life has changed (or not) during the COVID-19 quarantine. The purpose is to show how we’re all in this together and we’re not all that dissimilar. Kelsey Livingston is an independent artist and an administrator at the Baton Rouge Gallery. Q. … More Quarantine Chronicles #2 – Kelsey Livingston, Artist

Quarantine Chronicles #1 – Natalie Ray, Vlogger

This is the first part in a series of images and interviews about how life has changed (or not) during the COVID-19 quarantine. The purpose is to show how we’re all in this together and we’re not all that dissimilar. First up is Natalie Ray, a New Orleans mom and lifestyle vlogger (and my cousin-in-law). … More Quarantine Chronicles #1 – Natalie Ray, Vlogger

Things I’ve Learned During Quarantine

Being under a government-mandated stay-home order has not been easy by any means. I understand why, and I will comply as long as is necessary. During this “challenging/unique” time (those are the words that the advertising copywriters are using interchangeably to describe the current state of the world), I have learned several things about myself. … More Things I’ve Learned During Quarantine

Search Terms

Recycling is good for the environment, AND blog content. About a billion years ago (well, like 15-ish) I had a blog. I was 24 when I started it and it was a thing I really enjoyed. Lots of mid-twenties crud that is kinda hilarious to look back on, but I’d never dream of re-publishing. I … More Search Terms

Alexiteric (adj.)

Hello from Weird Word Wednesday the strange, strange world in which we exist. I’ve been happening upon several words that are very apropos for the times. Alexiteric is an adjective that means “able to ward off contagion” or “having the properties of an antidote.” Don’t we all wish we had the magic pill to make … More Alexiteric (adj.)