What do churches have in common with Florida bars during COVID-19 shutdowns?

A headline at one of Jacksonville’s TV network websites announced, “Florida’s top regulator looking at how to open bars safely.” This offers a slim margin of hope to indie musicians who play in bars where no food is served along with alcohol. Those bar owners are, I suspect, barely hanging on right now. I couldn’t dismiss the irony here. Churches in other states now have something big in common with Florida bars. Continue reading “What do churches have in common with Florida bars during COVID-19 shutdowns?”

Ten questions media should ask and bureaucrats should answer about COVID-19

If you read news daily, you may come to a conclusion I’ve come to. Most media are so busy doing ‘gotcha’ clickbait stories, it’s hard to find useful information about the Coronavirus aka COVID-19. For instance, one thing that bugs me involves the testing. Continue reading “Ten questions media should ask and bureaucrats should answer about COVID-19”

How to deal with missing home in a Pandemic

By Nancy Wilson Buckler

One of the biggest struggles for me during this Pandemic has been not being able to go home. Continue reading “How to deal with missing home in a Pandemic”

Outrage towards Chase Rice and others but praise for leader presiding over 31,000+ deaths?

Chase Rice, whose music is most kindly described as new country, faced outrage after doing a concert in Tennessee this past weekend. Someone posted video and social media erupted after numerous fans hugging the stage were shown in close proximity.  Predictably many of the fans were young women disregarding the current pandemic. Continue reading “Outrage towards Chase Rice and others but praise for leader presiding over 31,000+ deaths?”

Range of humor, some very disturbing, in responses to Coronavirus

Various memes and videos poking humor and satire at the Coronavirus or COVID-19 impact are not surprising. Americans often find comfort in humor. Several videos caught my eye, and reasons vary. One in particular is more disturbing after the fact. Another has a personal connection to me. Continue reading “Range of humor, some very disturbing, in responses to Coronavirus”