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I survived COVID-19. But I have this anger. Muted rage. All that worry, all that preparation, all that precaution, all the vaccinations, all the epidemiological learnings, all the discussions and warnings and avoidance. And I still got COVID. Still. I just don’t understand. I tried. Honestly tried. But I got it from a place of …

Sue Smells T Cells

Dear Diary: I hope you’re sitting down on the toilet, because you’re gonna shit yourself laughing. Guess what I got last week! OMG guess! Hahahaha. Haaaaahaahahaha. Hahahaa. Hahahahahahaha. Haha. Hah. Ha. Oh god I’m out of breath. So yeah, that’s right, after 2 some-odd of the worst years of everybody’s lives, it finally came around …

Missing 8

Requiescat In Pace, Jeremy Howze, 1971-2021. As I was writing my last post a month ago, my eldest cousin Jeremy was hours away from his last breath. He passed that evening from complications due to COVID-19. He leaves behind his wife Shanelle, daughter Paige, and stepson. He is preceded by his father Danny, stepmother Sally, …

Notes from a Pandemic

Drive like there is a shortage of partsTravel like there are no rental carsEat like the store shelves are thinDine out like the staff has no insuranceConserve as if the grid could failShare as if the neighbors have nothingExercise as though the ERs are infectiousMask up as though the ICUs are fullCall like they can’t …