Personal Updates

Today is the first unofficial weekday of spring, here in New England.  Officially, spring does not start for another ten days but we set our clocks ahead last Saturday night.  For me, that makes it springtime.  I also heard a morning bird whistle and chirp, precisely at 6:35am today and the other day I heard ducks in our pond.  I just heard geese.  Yup, it is spring.

Much has happened in the first few months of this year.  This seems like a good time for me to provide my readers with an off-topic update.

Coronavirus in the US

The big news around the globe is the Coronavirus or COVID-19 as many are calling it now.  I am O.G. and sticking with Coronavirus.  Locally, people are concerned but not going far out of their way to disrupt their lives.  That may change over the course of the next week.

My wife received an email last night saying to stay home from work.  She is a school teacher in Westchester County, just north of New York City.  That is kind of a big deal.  It is a wealthy school district comprised of people like investment bankers and other finance employees, doctors, and a bit of old money.  It also has a large international community of diplomats who commute to the United Nations in The City.  One teacher in the middle school tested positive for Coronavirus - just one.  So, "out of an abundance of caution"  🙄  they closed down the entire school district.

Fortunately for my family this does not change much.  I work at home so my wife will be around.  I probably will not get as much done as I normally do but it will be nice to have some company, for a change.  Maybe we will go to the gym together and inspire each other to be healthier.

On that note, I have been going to the gym quite a bit over the past year.  A year ago, I would be sitting in my recliner at this time, staring at the walls, as I recovered from abdominal surgery.  I was able to walk around within a few days of the surgery but it was a full month before I put a pair of skis on.  Afterwards, it felt like I was kicked in the stomach by a horse, until the next day.  Everyone knows what that is like, I am sure.  It was a good two months before I was really back in the thick of it.

Once I was able to, I began going to the gym.  At first, I did a little yoga and some mall-walking on the treadmill.  Over time, I amped it up to heavy weight lifting and running.  I really kicked it into high gear after my family went back to school in the fall.  If you saw me in September and did not see me again until March you would think I lost 25 pounds (11kg).  It was actually more like 10-15 but I put on a lot of muscle so I look much thinner.

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O.G. and G-minor on a diamond
Other than my wife being home, Coronavirus has not been a big disruption for us, yet.  I let my daughter play hooky last week and took her skiing on a school day - I will do the same with each of my two boys, over the next couple weeks.  Then, Saturday I took the whole family skiing.  We were careful not to touch doors with our hands, as much as possible, and we washed our hands a lot.  We wore ski gloves and masks, so that helped - if nothing else it gave us peace of mind. 

The only thing that I was a little sketched out about was pouring myself a cup of water from the community pitcher on the bar.  That probably was not the wisest move.  Sometimes in life, you roll the dice.  On that note, we all went out for all-you-can-eat sushi the other night.  Say nice things about me when I am dead.  Ha ha!

Coronavirus in the US
We ate all we could eat
I am not too worried.  Yesterday, I ran into a friend who is a doctor, here in town.  She confirmed the word amongst the medical community is that sooner or later we will all get the virus and children and healthy adults have nothing to worry about.  Part of me feels like I should just get it over with.  I am not afraid of it.  At this point, I have beat influenza, salmonella, pneumonia, and cancer.  I think Coronavirus should be afraid of catching me

Seriously, I am not purposely trying to get Coronavirus.  That would be asinine.  But I have resigned myself to the strong likelihood that the virus will spread to my area, like the flu and the common cold do all the time, and I will catch it.  Especially with three kids in school and a wife who teaches little kids, I am doomed.  I will let you all know how it goes when I catch it.

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You, the reader, may notice it is odd that I am speaking directly to you rather than sticking to a more newsy, Associated Press type of writing, today.  That is because this is also an update on this blog, a meta-blog article, if you will.  By the time most of you read this, my blog will have surpassed 30,000 page views.  That blows me away.

When I started writing this blog, about a year and a half ago, I only told a few friends about it.  I do not advertise the blog or actively promote it other than via my small social media following and on a scientific-based UFO discussion group I participate in.  Yet, I am getting over seven thousand page views per month now.  Wow!

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Page views in the past 30 days

Thank you for reading and for sharing this blog.

Most of my readers, these days, come from overseas, with about half coming from East Asia.  That also blows me away.  I wonder how people over there are hearing about me.  I would love to know.

Should I take a trip to Hong Kong and make an appearance?  That would be a trip!

My kids think I should do a YouTube channel because, according to them, only "Boomers" read blogs.  Ha!  I am not a Boomer, though it does not bother me to be called one - not sure why that is an insult.  Kids... 

I do not know what I would do differently on YouTube.  I have been considering creating some type of tiered membership where I could provide premium content to subscribers but I have not yet determined what that may consist of (this blog would remain free, though).  Please send me some suggestions via the contact form or the comments section.

I will try to increase the rate of postings, over the next few weeks.  Lately, I have been putting more research into my articles, which takes some time, but I feel like for people around the world we are at an inflection point on a number of topics.  It is important for the level of truthful communication to increase.

Stay tuned, folks...

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