Corona lockdown is a whole new experience for this family

Petunias in bloom
Petunias in bloom. Photo by Indie Art South

I admit I’m accustomed to a very fast pace. I’ve long been involved in the girls’ music. I still try to maintain my writing and my website. And topping it all is my commitment to being a wife to a very fine husband. So this Corona lockdown (that term is trending on Twitter, by the way, illustrating group think I suppose) is proving a whole new experience for my little family. Continue reading “Corona lockdown is a whole new experience for this family”

Where you’ll find reliable info on Coronavirus and where you won’t

CDC Emergency Operations Center photo
CDC Emergency Operations Center (Photo credit Alissa Eckert; Dan Higgins)

By now, unless you live like a hermit in antiquity, you know Prince Charles of Great Britain is positive for Coronavirus, or COVID-19. Media are having a field day with that one. The virus is, like other contagious illnesses, an equal opportunity offender. As all of us quarantine ourselves where possible, there are places you can find reliable information.

Let’s start with the claim the Coronavirus is three times more contagious than the flu. Continue reading “Where you’ll find reliable info on Coronavirus and where you won’t”

Indie musicians go virtual virtuoso as venues shut down

Rebecca's rescued Rusty jumped on camera during the Daysies' Facebook Live show.
Rebecca’s rescued Rusty jumped on camera during the Daysies’ Facebook Live show.

The indie music sector is very hard hit by all the self-quarantines and orders from various governors. Some, though, are keeping the show going. Continue reading “Indie musicians go virtual virtuoso as venues shut down”

Amid Coronavirus fears, hope for cure emerges in two existing drugs

isolate from first case of COVID-19
Transmission electron microscopic image of an isolate from the first U.S. case of COVID-19, formerly known as 2019-nCoV. The spherical viral particles, colorized blue, contain cross-sections through the viral genome, seen as black dots. (Image by Hannah A Bullock; Azaibi Tamin)

When a new virus makes its rounds, morphing into a pandemic, it’s hard to have hope. Even those of us who don’t scare easily can be fearful over the wellbeing of our children and loved ones. This morning, quite by accident, I heard confirmation of claims I saw on the page of a Facebook friend yesterday. Continue reading “Amid Coronavirus fears, hope for cure emerges in two existing drugs”

Flagged by Facebook for an AP article, by AI rubes

Flag notice/FacebookCan a country bumpkin’s naivete be replicated by artificial intelligence? Yep. Last night, post after post on my Facebook page was flagged for breaking rules on SPAM. I couldn’t figure it out. Today I understand it all, and that’s enough for me to classify AI on social media as a bunch of tech rubes, regardless of the fact they aren’t human. Continue reading “Flagged by Facebook for an AP article, by AI rubes”