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A Million Little Pieces Of My Mind


By: Paul S. Cilwa Viewed: 9/26/2021
Occurred: 9/2/2021
Topics/Keywords: #Coronavirus #Covidiots Page Views: 148
Where I expect to go with this blog.

We have now passed the 18 month mark of global health crisis, if one assumes the pandemic started in March, 2020, with the shutdowns. (Of course, COVID-19 entered the wild much earlier than that; but it wasn't recognized as a serious threat until around March.) I've been using this blog space to describe, mostly, what moving to Maui has been like, since the disease hasn't previously affected the island too much. But that is changing. Plus, I've taken so many photos of the beaches and other sights here that they are starting to look alike. (The photos, not the beaches.) So I've ben trying to decide in what direction to take this blog.

When I first started this blog, I imagined that the shutdown might last a year. Such a lengthy global shutdown would almost certainly have stopped COVID in its tracks, although it would probably have wreaked havoc with world economies. Unfortunately, most governments are run by short-sighted corporations, rather than anyone who actually cares about people. And so the shutdown ended prematurely, and most states were pressured into opening up much too soon. Add to that the astounding Republican response of lying about the vaccine, which has resulted in killing far more of their own base than the minorities they (presumably) thought they would fool into avoiding the vaccine with their disinformation.

And so, as I type this, Hawaii and Maui have seen sudden increases of COVID-19 cases, and associated deaths. The deaths are of unvaccinated people, of course; which means that someone(s) came to the island and lied about their vaccination status.

So, what do I do with this blog? Well, if I do get any good shots that don't look like all my old good shots, I will of course post them. But I may start including more essay-like pages, like this one. And of course, our bamboo cottage is finally being assembled, so I'll be documenting that. Plus. I turned 70 a few months ago and I've been wanting to rant about the aches and pains of growing old.

So you have all that to look forward to reading, as you return to the safety of your living rooms for what looks like Shutdown 2.0.