Why does the world feel like it’s closing in on me?

This time of year is a universal crunch for everyone, I think. We have to squeeze back into our autumn lives after spreading out across the whole summer landscape. The diminishing daylight and the mist that covers the mornings pull us inward. It’s a BIG adjustment. This time of year really confronts us. It demands a lot from us.  More than this time of year…… Read on…

Enter the Mu Variant

No SARS- CoV-2  in the fields, but there are plenty of ticks. Tick borne illnesses experience a spike again in the fall. Watch for ticks if you’re in the woods, please. They will re-emerge over the coming weeks as the weather starts to cool down. Let’s get started. First, let’s do a COVID update then a review of the state of the newest variant to make… Read on…

COVID Radical Ideas

Developments with the novel coronavirus continue to reveal themselves. First, we’ll do a COVID update then a review of the state of the variants and vaccines. Finally, we will conclude with a peek at what the radical thinkersare saying. COVID update The Berkshires’ case load went up 182 cases over the last week. Berkshire County currently has reached a high transmission designation, according to the Centers for Disease Control and… Read on…

Booster update

Let’s begin with our new segment at the bulletin: Seeing what’s in the Mailbag! Everyday we get thousands of letters from readers from all over the world. (not true). So let’s see what’s in our fan mail bag. Here’s one. A letter from an admirer perhaps. Let’s just read this one:”Dear Bulletin, Please don’t drone on so long this… Read on…

Tense times

Let’s start with a Covid update Have we peaked yet? (not sure, but maybe…) The COVID update is fairly similar to last week Covid cases did not climb in Berkshire County; the tally was basically the same, notable for a slight a slight decline in new cases. Weekly cases are at a quarter of their all time peak,… Read on…

Delta Blues

There’s a lot going on! We have a long friday bulletin for you where we talk about:  Delta and Lambda variants Breakthrough infections  Vaccine Boosters Testing for immunity We can start with the Delta Blues.  No, I’m not talking about the Mississippi Delta Blues,  although a little background music would be welcome. Delta Covid-19 and the Delta variant… Read on…

Perspectives on the Future

Welcome to another day at the Carnival! Your Friday Bulletin has arrived and contains: This Week’s Covid Update More Perspective on Delta Perspectives on the Future Covid Update  It’s a tense time as this wave establishes itself. The CDC says the level of contagiousness of Delta is on the level of measles and other highly contagious agents. The current… Read on…

Nature’s message

Your Friday Bulletin is here and contains Your Covid Update A Perspective on Delta Advice for how to handle it: always thinking about the middle path Covid Update (some bad news) National Cases have tripled from the recent, pleasant, hopeful lows.  To put in in context: current 7 day average is 45K new cases per day; up from a… Read on…

View to the Future

Here’s your futuristic themed friday bulletin, which this week contains the following: a practice update this week’s COVID update a thought about the future Change is afoot! PRACTICE UPDATE This is to announce that Jessica has started a scheduled temporary leave. We are grateful she plans to return to her remote position, and an exact timeframe will become clearer as the… Read on…

Covid Country

The final results are in: Pandemics are hard. The most leaders can hope for is to try to make the least bad decisions. There will be suffering. In-fighting and tendency to blame are here as tempting traps. It’s a macrocosm for an illness on a personal level. We (or we as family) get torn away from what we expected we… Read on…