We have a lot to be thankful for, most recently booting Trump. He's still throwing around lawsuits, but even Fox news seems to be distancing from the insanity and realizing that he's a Republican cancer for their party. Already the cable news is less daily drama while Trump goes back to the avarice from which … Continue reading Happy Thanksgiving!!
There's a few glimmer of hope peepholes for 2021, this promising vaccine for one. The other pending glimmer is a new president, which Trump is fighting tooth & nail against. Guilliani should have just stayed a 9/11 hero, he's now the frontman for the most absurd election in U.S. History. I shouldn't say that, it … Continue reading Getting Through 2020
It wasn't quite the October from previous years, where I'm going from city to city for giant parties. In March when everything shut down, quickly I started planning October and pre-paying to have something to look forward to in our supposed 2 week shut down. Cancelled:Weekend 1 - Hometown Fair and my 40th HS reunionWeekend … Continue reading October 2020 Wrap up
I wrote this right before the pandemic: https://helleren.blog/2020/02/12/california-week/ It's a 3 hour drive from my house to Mendocino. Places are opening up with masks and heavy duty hand sanitizers that leave you with dry, cracked hands by the end of a shopping trip. It's crowded too!! Downtown Mendocino is a cute, half day type of … Continue reading Finally, a Trip!
Just got back from the pool, where instead of breaking my previous swim records I walked across talking to a woman who was swimming with a noodle. It was nice to get the gravity off of my back and just chat with someone...and GET OUT OF THE HOUSE!!! Yesterday was a few slow walks to … Continue reading Back is a little better
The best month to propel us to a dark Winter. Alright, California isn't a bad place to live for Winter, but still. Last weekend was odd, instead of the Hometown Fair it was a beach memorial for a good friend. This weekend would be Fleet Week in San Francisco, next weekend Stair Climb in Bisbee … Continue reading October Dreams
Just when it seems things might get a little normal, there's a twist. It's been easier (and mandatory) to eat at home since March. The downtown restaurants have been open for awhile with outside seating and it's really nice. It makes it look like a European village, something we won't be seeing soon. We ventured … Continue reading 2020, Year of the Absurd
Armed with a negative result, it was time to see my mom again. There won't be a service for Jefferey for awhile, the grief is coming to all of us in waves. It was so sudden, it's easy to see all the photos and think he's still here. If I've learned anything about people dying, … Continue reading COVID & LA
It's really easy to get into a routine of never leaving the house this past few weeks. Now I can venture a bit, still being cautious. First thing I did was sign up to swim again, today a hike and cleared my head. Every night I've been sitting outside to see the comet, just can't … Continue reading Some Freedom & Loss
This is frustrating!! When that woman signed off saying they tested positive she said, "Sorry for the inconvenience." At least I have a chance to just sit tight and study for this IFR (Instrument rating) test. I've been studying for months and doing practice tests. There are a few things that weren't clicking that are … Continue reading 5 days & waiting