California Here I Stay

May 2020 I have grown to love Sacramento.  However from time to time, you need to go back home.   It had been nearly three months of self isolation in Sactown, work, home, Safeway, repeat.   I needed out, I needed the ocean. A former San Franciscan, the Mighty Pacific has always had a calming effect onContinue reading “California Here I Stay”

Let’s never go back to the office

By: Drew Magary/SFGate I had my first officially normal weekend last weekend. I took a trip to New York, on my own. I stayed in a hotel for the first time in 15 months. I walked the streets of Manhattan and Brooklyn without a mask on. On Friday, the day after the CDC cried outContinue reading “Let’s never go back to the office”

THE MASK: 103 years between Pandemics

Historians tells us 103 years ago, during the flu pandemic, Americans wore masks. In most of the states mask wearing was not manditory. Many cities in the United States (particularly on the West Coast ) created ordinances requiring citizens to wear masks. Throughout the country most people complied, as schools, theaters, public places were closed.Continue reading “THE MASK: 103 years between Pandemics”

Is my face mask making my ears larger?

While millions across the world, can’t wait to toss their face masks. I think mine will be my world for life. It has served me well in the last year, as I come in contact with hundreds on a weekly basic. While I’m not quite ready yet, it will eventually come off outside. I seeContinue reading “Is my face mask making my ears larger?”

Britain: Mom on lockdown ate whole boxes of Chocolates every day dropped five dress sizes

By: Leah Fox & Jonathan Coles/UK Mirror Natalie Willis, 44, from Moulton,England was so depressed during the first set of national restrictions she binged on snacks and piled on the pounds – reaching 196 pounds at her heaviest. A mum who scoffed a whole box of chocolates daily during lockdown has dropped five dress sizesContinue reading “Britain: Mom on lockdown ate whole boxes of Chocolates every day dropped five dress sizes”

People die or they leave’: Putin fails in promise to repopulate Russia

By: Theo MerzSun Even before the pandemic struck, Gorokhovets, a picturesque medieval church town some five hours’ drive from Moscow, was dying. As other businesses struggle, at least one sector is growing: the settlement recently saw the opening of its third funeral parlour. “People either die or they leave,” said Yulia Balandina, the manager ofContinue reading “People die or they leave’: Putin fails in promise to repopulate Russia”

Spring is Near and Covid 19 isn’t over.

Like most people in the world, I’m looking forward returning to normalcy. I want to have breakfast at Carol’s in West Sacramento. Dinner at “The Porch” in midtown. I wanna walk down a busy L street with people drinking and pedaling on those brew bikes carts. I miss the crowds of bicyclist and all thingsContinue reading “Spring is Near and Covid 19 isn’t over.”

Parents Of Color Still Have Reservations About Returning Kids To Classrooms

By: Nicole Nixon/ Toni Tinker isn’t sure if she’ll send her second grader back to class when Sacramento City Unified School District reopens for younger students on April 8. Tinker, like many parents of color across California, is concerned about students returning while counties are still in the most-restrictive purple tier. And even if SacramentoContinue reading “Parents Of Color Still Have Reservations About Returning Kids To Classrooms”

Texas is Corona Free?

Greg Abbott the Governor of America’s second largest state may believe it is, as he is lifting the mask mandate next week. He is also allowing businesses in the state to open at 100% capacity. Too many Texans have been sidelined from employment opportunities. Too many small business owners have struggled to pay their bills.Continue reading “Texas is Corona Free?”

Vaccinate before opening,Teachers First!

For many years my wife and I volunteered to help at our childrens school. We assisted in the class rooms and where ever needed in the school. We’ve seen the good and the bad. Misbehaving children, interfering with your childs ability the learn that day . We have heard parnets assigning blame, insisting part theContinue reading “Vaccinate before opening,Teachers First!”