Entries by dickbernard

Dignity

PRE-NOTE March 30: This is the 8th blog on COVID-19 in March, 2020.  Yesterday was the 11th birthday of this blog, and this is the 1,540th – 140 a year.  I plan to continue.  Chances are I’ll be at this address.  Easiest access to past items is to go to the archives box at right […]

Reflecting on “Stay at Home” 3 weeks out.

NOTE: This is 10th in a series on Coronavirus, all in March 2020.  For the others, go to Archive, for March, 2020.  Check back for later commentaries on this and other topics. Thursday’s Minneapolis Star Tribune had this front page graphic under a banner headline “Stay at Home”.  (I don’t feel guilty stealing the illustrations […]

The Orchestra

Today’s paper brought a most welcome article on the front page of the Variety Section.  The photo begins the story; the text follows: The accompanying article by Jenna Ross can be read here.  A recording of the evening program can be heard here.  This is an absolutely remarkable gift to everyone during this intense time […]

New Normal

POSTNOTE March 25, 2020:  There are a goodly number of contributions from readers to this post.  You may wish to ‘walk through’ to the end – messages of serenity and hope, including the comments following the comments within the post itself. NOTE TO READERS: This is one in a continuing series of personal reflections on […]

Facing the Future

There are several previous posts on the COVID Crisis: March 6, 13, 15, 17, 18, 19.  I will add material as it comes in, and tend to avoid the kind of material that is covered by television and newspaper news, as it is redundant.  Your news is solicited.   Friend Molly periodically sends around some […]

Lockdown, continued

There are several comments at the originating post, yesterday.  In addition (this will be continued): Long-time friend Peter, ‘out east’, is a gifted writer, and passed along a recent blog of his. You can read it here. This mornings Just Above Sunset nailed it, as usual: Present at the Apocalypse. John, 41 years a Californian, […]

The First Day of “Lockdown”

Previous posts on this topic at March 6, 13, 15, 17.  I plan other posts in the future, perhaps even tomorrow, on this topic.  [check archive for March, 2020).  Your writings are solicited.  Permission to share will be presumed, unless you say otherwise.  See comments at end of this, and all, posts. COVID-19 was first […]

St. Patrick’s Day

NOTE: COVID-19 related Mar 6, 13, 15 and later Today is St. Patrick’s Day.  Take your pick of a thousand descriptions of the history and tradition of St. Patrick and the Day, and think about some good memories. This is a different time than any I can remember, and everyone, everywhere, knows of what I […]

COVID-19: Speaking Personally

Sunday, March 15, 2020, 8:20 a.m. CDT.  I decided to continue the conversation of March 6 and March 13 at this space.  March 17 also applies.  This will simply be personal comments as this crisis evolves.  Check back every now and then if you are interested. General information on COVID-19  here.  My hope is to […]

“…Fear itself….”

POSTNOTE: I began doing continuing updates on my own feelings about the Coronavirus here (Mar. 6), updated frequently.  Your comments are welcome as well. March 15, I begin a new post on this topic, titled “COVID19: Speaking personally“, on this same topic, also March 17 and continuing. * Yesterday, I was talking with my friend, Padre Johnson, […]