COVID-19

PSA Covid-19 antibodies aka Convalescent Plasma Therapy

I talked with my younger son earlier this week.  He went to donate plasma and learned that nowadays when someone donates plasma they test for the presence of Covid-19 antibodies.  From what I have heard about the swab Covid-19 tests, they are extremely uncomfortable to have done.  If you want to learn if you've had… Continue reading PSA Covid-19 antibodies aka Convalescent Plasma Therapy

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#FFFC 80 — life alone is not enough

When the people on the TV in a land far away started dying we were detached. When death knocked on our doors in the public places there was denial. When we brought it home to our loved ones, who sickened and died, we began to believe. As the killer morphed, evading our now-concerted efforts to… Continue reading #FFFC 80 — life alone is not enough

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#FF — lullaby

Tourists returned to the village of Hualong, after enduring five years of rigidly enforced international travel restrictions. Three years prior, laissez faire attitudes and practices had killed or disabled twenty million worldwide. The vaccine was developed from a tropical fungus that could be easily mass-produced. Mae could hear them in her upper apartment over the… Continue reading #FF — lullaby

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FDDA 11 — “Escape from US”

Fandango is the host of Fandango's Dog Days of August.  Fandango says: Today’s theme is “your greatest fear.” Is it death? Disease? Ghosts? Someone? Something? Share a story, a poem, a photo, a drawing, some music, or whatever you wish to share about your greatest fear.  If you wish to participate, please write your post,… Continue reading FDDA 11 — “Escape from US”

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What do you see # 40 — A message from heaven

As the monk rang six notes on the gong in the garden, six holy figures single-filed into the room, their long hair and silken robes of many hues flowing together as they moved. The only sounds aside from the now-fading sixth note of the gong were the stream tinkling outside of the window and the… Continue reading What do you see # 40 — A message from heaven

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Reena’s Exploration Challenge #144 — What will it take?

  What will it take to breach the wall? Allow yourself a diff'rent view? Consider I'm the same as you? You must or else we all will fall. A virus scourge that beats them all Is out to slay and hack and hew What will it take to breach the wall? Allow yourself a diff'rent… Continue reading Reena’s Exploration Challenge #144 — What will it take?

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Mask Contest Winners

  The Mask Contest started last week and ends today.  Read about the contest here. And the winners are....   :::drumroll please::::  those who submitted an entry. Jim Adams, Max, and Ken Gierke. Congratulations! Each one of you shall have a poem constructed by me with a prompt word of your choice. The point I'm trying… Continue reading Mask Contest Winners

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Mask Contest! All are welcome!

Max from the PowerPop blog just gave me a brilliant idea.  In the time of the COVID-19 pandemic, masks to protect oneself from the virus and to protect others if you have or are carrying it, need to be worn.  No, it isn't Unamerican; no, it isn't namby pamby to wear one.  It simply is… Continue reading Mask Contest! All are welcome!