Imagine If This Had Been Played During the Lockdown

It’s one of the greatest moments in sports history. North Carolina had just tied the game at 74, with 4.7 seconds left. Villanova called a timeout. And this video picks it up from there: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UAepPm6nStQ As I watched the replay earlier this week, one of my first thoughts was how different this would have been … Continue reading Imagine If This Had Been Played During the Lockdown

Returning to Normal: Steps Two and Three Completed

A couple of weeks ago I wrote about completing the first step in getting our life back to normal by going to Wawa for the first time since the lockdown began. Since then, we’ve added two more steps to the process. Last week, we went grocery shopping for the first time. Prior to that we … Continue reading Returning to Normal: Steps Two and Three Completed

To Open Campus or Not: Mapping Out the Options

Stay Tuned! Note: Music played (recommended by one of my sons): Chopin Nocturnes playlist on Spotify easy listening, and once again, when I got immersed in doing something I did not even notice the music playing. Not distracting at all.

Thank Goodness for Technology, but…

After we had our first videoconference call with a doctor today, it struck me how important a role technology has played in the pandemic. Here is a list of tasks that I used to do in person and then in a blink of an eye they were all being done online: teach go to church … Continue reading Thank Goodness for Technology, but…

So What Music Are You Listening to During the Lockdown?

I've heard of researchers studying Twitter feeds to get their fingers on the pulse of current events. Well now maybe we can use music to do the same thing. OnBuy.com, a UK-based online marketplace, recently completed some interesting analysis to determine the most popular lockdown songs on Spotify. The words 'Coronavirus', 'COVID-19', 'lockdown', and 'quarantine' … Continue reading So What Music Are You Listening to During the Lockdown?

“I just decided that I’d made a mistake.”

Those are the words of Warren Buffett, one of the world's most famous and successful investors. Buffett offered the apology at Berkshire Hathaway's annual meeting which was held virtually this year, to the disappointment of tens of thousands of shareholders who normally attend what is referred to as the Woodstock of Capitalism. In 2016, Berkshire … Continue reading “I just decided that I’d made a mistake.”

You Paid How Much for That Jigsaw Puzzle?

Quick summary: a jigsaw puzzle company sells a puzzle for $7,995; details below: The Wall Street Journal had a story a few weeks ago about how difficult it had become to buy jigsaw puzzles. The reason, as you might have guessed, is that people are looking for things to do during the pandemic shutdown, and … Continue reading You Paid How Much for That Jigsaw Puzzle?

COVID-19 and the Ford Pinto

In the 1970s, the Ford Motor Company introduced a new subcompact car called the Pinto. In response to several fatal accidents involving the Pinto, Ford prepared a seven-page company memorandum entitled “Fatalities Associated with Crash-Induced Fuel Leakage and Fires.” In the memo, Ford estimated the cost of fuel system modifications to reduce fire risks in … Continue reading COVID-19 and the Ford Pinto

A Fellow Blogger Has Come Up with the Perfect Stay at Home Activity

In his blog post yesterday, fellow blogger Ray Visotski shared how he spent part of his day: Early this morning, after playing with the dogs in the yard, I looked at the house and thought to myself, “I wonder how many bricks it took to build our house?” Two hours later, I have the answer. … Continue reading A Fellow Blogger Has Come Up with the Perfect Stay at Home Activity

Seeing Signs of Hope While Out for a Drive

Today, my wife, son, and I went for about a two-hour car ride, never venturing more than five miles from our house. The purpose of the trip was for my wife to drop off schoolwork for her preschool students. A fellow teacher had put together a driving route, using Mapquest, that configured the best route … Continue reading Seeing Signs of Hope While Out for a Drive