COVID-19 Wk 26: Smoke & Fire

It’s been six months since Oregon declared a state of emergency for COVID-19. Half a freaking year! Many of us were thinking that things would last a few weeks maybe a couple months. Seems awfully naive in hindsight. One would think that it would take a major event to remove COVID-19 from the headlines. Well……this…

COVID-19 Wk 20: Profesional Sports are Back!

We’re 20 weeks into the Coronavirus now. Professional sports shut down in mid to late March. Now baseball, soccer, and basketball are kinda, sorta doing something to resemble a season. It hasn’t been without hiccups though. More importantly for myself though is that bike racing is back! Not for me personally but the first WorldTour…

COVID-19 Wk 19: We are Losing the battle

I don’t want this post to be all doom and gloom but the truth of the matter is that we (the USA and perhaps the World) are losing the battle with COVID19. I just read this disturbing article from the Associated Press. It’s a mixture of scary and fascinating at the same time. Perhaps I…

COVID-19 Wk 18: Commuter Life

While President Trump continues to prove he’s totally inept. Portland is making national news for all the wrong reasons. Personally I think Mayor Wheeler is rather ineffectual and he could be doing a much better job handling the current protests. However it doesn’t mean that the Feds need to come in an ratchet up the…

COVID-19 Wk 17: In for the Long Haul

Health officials in Oregon are expecting “exponential growth” of coronavirus cases in the coming weeks. Yet watching the news and traveling about town for errands it appears that nobody cares. People are still gathering in groups and some of my neighbors are having parties. I totally understand that people are frustrated, fed up and want…

COVID-19 Wk 13: Getting Social(ish)

Mia is the only person I have done any sort of outdoor activity with since late February. While I had plenty of plans between then and now it goes without saying that COVID screwed it all up. (how many times have I written that in a blog post now….?) I finally loosened my self restriction…