A Cemetery in the Mountains

Last weekend I visited my parents in Lynchburg, Virginia, and this was only the second time I’d been there since the COVID-19 pandemic began. Having nowhere I needed to be in no specific hurry, on Friday I took a scenic route down through the Shenandoah Valley to Natural Bridge, then across Virginia Route 130 back … Continue reading A Cemetery in the Mountains

A Puzzling and Troubling Absence

This week, Funko announced POP! figures based on beloved 1990s sitcom Frasier. A Funko POP! figure, for those three people whom I envy for having successfully avoided them for the past decade, is a vinyl figure of a pop-culture icon (celebrity, comic books, film, musician, etc.) that stands about 3 3/4″ tall, has a weirdly … Continue reading A Puzzling and Troubling Absence

When Am I?

I have no idea when I am now. What day is this? What month? What year? I have no idea. It’s not the short weeks at work due to the holidays. It’s the isolation. There are no rhythms now, no structure. Days feel indistinct and indistinguishable from one another. What does Tuesday mean? Or Saturday? … Continue reading When Am I?

2020: The Year In Review

Do I need to say that 2020 was an awful year? Must I? Let’s watch a Carl Sagan video before I get to my annual review of the first post of each month. This is not the “Pale Blue Dot” video I was looking for. I went through my blog archives, I went through my … Continue reading 2020: The Year In Review