First day back and no Internet

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Frog decided to watch TV with us. (Photo Indie Art South)

After one week away because of surgery and moving my office, I got to my desk bright and early. I had lots of work to do. As luck would have it, our Internet through Comcast is down until tomorrow.  I feel like the frog in this photo.

‘March a Mile in Their Boots’ will shine light on suicides in military

Florida native Tara Broocks has organized an effort that is part of a national initiative to raise awareness about preventing suicide among members of the military and veterans.

On Saturday, July 25, supporters of members of our military will ‘March a Mile in Their Boots’ to call attention to suicides among military members. The plight of those who take their own lives and the sheer numbers are a real eye opener. In September, 2019 the US Dept. of Defense published data in a report focusing on prevention. Just how bad is the problem?[Content continues after break and photo]
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Coronavirus take 2: Who’s stupid and common sense measures no one talks about

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An illustration of the morphology exhibited by Coronaviruses. (Image Credit CDC, James Gathany)

Right now, no one seems to know if you can buy seeds to plant in Michigan. After protesters in North Carolina—reportedly in their cars with windows up—attracted the attention of the police department, officials made the situation a national issue by claiming protesting is “a non-essential activity.” Amid all this reportage we are missing common sense measures and we are witnessing what amounts to stupid. Continue reading “Coronavirus take 2: Who’s stupid and common sense measures no one talks about”

From ‘Marshall Law’ to canceled events, US hunkers down amid Coronavirus

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Photo/Indie Art South

Coronavirus is raging 24/7 in the news cycle now, even diluting attention to Democrats’ debate between Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders on Sunday. One GOP US senator’s Tweet is ‘trending’ right now, for all the wrong reasons, and the US is hunkering down. Continue reading “From ‘Marshall Law’ to canceled events, US hunkers down amid Coronavirus”

Despite Hurricane Dorian and a turnpike miss, we kept the music going

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Outside the VIP Lounge at Coral Sky Amphitheatre in West Palm Beach. (Photo: Indie Art South)

As the Labor Day weekend approached and Hurricane Dorian loomed, Rebecca and I packed our bags to head for West Palm Beach (FL). She’d done a great show the night before at Seven Bridges on Jacksonville’s southside where many supporters showed up to celebrate their friends’ birthdays.

Although the hurricane was hundreds of miles away, our family went into overdrive on concerns. I kept wishing I could send them a map of Florida so they could visualize how far away the storm was. I also kept wishing I could toss my phone into the pool. When we set out, I told her the trip would be like all road trips—an adventure. And it was. Continue reading “Despite Hurricane Dorian and a turnpike miss, we kept the music going”