Well…I’m still here.
I am a confessed news junkie and must admit scrolling the twitter page
until 0200 AM has taken its toll.
( …the USA news kicks in….just when I should turn off the lights and go to sleep!
I just could not face another ‘fake’ video message from Trump before he leaves The White House and turned off the TV.
Good news? all the above have kick started SPRING CLEANING…and the house is
starting to sparkle. I must admit I’ve been very lax with household chores.
I was just getting back to some serious reading after the US Presidential Election tension
…..then 06 January happened. The Insurrection in Washington D.C. shook me to my core…and felt like the moments in history that will leave haunted: JFK, MLK, Robert Kennedy assassinations and 9/11 attack.
I could not open a book.
So life goes on…Washington DC looks like the Green Zone in Baghdad Iraq
…more troops there than in Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan combined.
…Inauguration Joe Biden happened without any more violence in DC.
…will the Senate convict Donald Trump for insurrection and citing mob violence?
…of course not.
…January was the deadliest month in USA with 90.000 covid deaths. Let that sink in!! Sometimes I just cannot bear to turn on the news….but I must.
The nation will get through this but the scars are visible.
Here in The Netherlands... the pandemic continues
The FULL lockdown has been extended for another 3 weeks.
The British variant of the virus is in the country….and people are
afraid it will spread exponentially…as it has done in the UK.
Remember…we get have intense ‘lorry traffic’ between UK and NL as a port of
entry to the EU for goods and foods.
The NL cabinet has placed us in a curfew (9 pm – 0430 am) 24 Jan – 09 Feb in an effort to
further cut down on contacts between people and so reduce the spread of the virus.
This is the first time this draconian rule has been implemented since WW II 1945! We will hear tomorrow if the curfew will be extended beyond 10 February. Our health guru Jaap van Dissel wants to limit social contacts
given that half the infections with a known source
happen within a household and 36% derive from visits.
So that is just life in a nutshell. I did manage to read 5 books in January:
- Girl, Woman, Other – Bernardine Evaristo – REVIEW
- Heads of Colored People – Nafissa Thompson-Spires (12 short stories) REVIEW
- A Black Women’s History of the United States – Daina Ramey Berry REVIEW
- AI Superpowers – Kai-Fu Lee – Excellent! 5 star
- Society 4.0 – B. de Wit – Review
...but I hope to get back to regular postings….soon.
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