In Secret From The Covid Hordes

My writing, in all genres, has been much like my fitness activities. All have been done in secret from the Covid hordes. So much secrecy you’d never know it was happening. (hint: it wasn’t)

I’m getting quite good at blaming Covid for a lot of things (like forgetting I’ve already been writing other posts about the damned virus.)

But I Have Questions

Why did I gain weight?

  • I was following the Ice cream covid prevention diet. Don’t laugh, I didn’t get Covid did I?

Why did I start to grow a beard and then shave it off?

  • Covid made me do it (plus there’s a lot more grey in it now)

Why did that crazed driver cut me off almost causing an accident at 70mph?

  • He is a charter member of the Covid hordes car club and needs to drive so fast to get to a bathroom. (I had written something more graphic here but my raised finger will have to suffice for emphasis.)

Why I haven’t I published all the posts I’ve handwritten?

  • I read Covid hides in the spaces between the keys on my keyboard.

And now..,

Double-vaxxed and boosted, I’m struggling to reboot a normal life. And given seniors were in the bulls-eye for this thing (and I’m a senior) I’m a little gun-shy of all y’all.

I pushed my office chair back to the office from its former position blocking the front door from the hordes of Covid zombies I expected to invade at any moment. I’ve plugged the extension cords back in (they were used to power up the defensive alerts) and fired up the laptop (unplugged to prevent it from getting the Covid virus too.)

I’m on the last carton of ice cream and I sense a diet in my near future.

But I’m back, ever so tentatively, and the keyboard still works. We’ll have to see if I do.

What’s clear is I’ve written enough about Covid.

Time to move on. And my diet… sigh.

Stay safe folks. Get those shots and boosters.

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COVID and Seniors

We’re now COVID boostered and the data about not getting sick (14 days after the shot) is truly encouraging.  We’ll continue wearing masks as I understand we could still pass it along to others and a mask will prevent this.  But when the booster settles in, we can rejoin society.

I’ve been reading how difficult this COVID and seniors interaction is for the elderly after this length of time. And I confess, even though I’m extremely unlikely to catch COVID, I’m apprehensive about it.

The data I’ve read suggests we seniors have been “trained” to avoid people because for the last two years, one infected person could kill us.  And thank you very much, I wanted to avoid that if possible.

I can confirm it’s difficult to think about interacting with a large group of maskless people.

Bottom Line

You’re going to have to be patient with recalcitrant seniors in your life as they slowly get used to not wearing a bulls eye on their chests.


I’ve upped meditations to twice a day and doing some visualizations about being in crowds.

Also, I’ve put myself on a diet (do you know how effective ice cream is at reducing anxiety?) 😉

So this is the new “normal” and it’s time to truly learn to embrace it.  I expect we’ll all be getting a yearly COVID booster just like we get our yearly flu shot.

Welcome to the hyper connected world where an individual halfway round the world is your next door neighbour.


Short And Sweet Still Rules

Short and sweet is one of those double-edged sword things we think it’s really good for “other people” to learn.


I posted a story – a long story – about Fred and An Alligator.

  • The video I uploaded was long – about 16 minutes (speaking speed is approximately 100 words a minute) and it was too long as the stats were clear that nobody watched it right through to the end (at least until the date of this post.)
  • As it turns out, the majority of people didn’t read all the words in the complete story either as the “time on page” stats were far too short unless every one of you is a speed reader.

My guess is folks read the first paragraph or two and then scrolled to the bottom to read the ending.

So – it was a good lesson albeit a disappointing one.

Short and sweet still rules online


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