David Hoppe

When we were little we’d go to the beach and dig in the sand until we hit water.  Even though we knew from the start what would happen — we’d hit water, and soon — this was always a little bit of a surprise, a very minor miracle. 

Thank heavens for the virtual cocktail hour.  If there’s been a silver lining to this pandemic (doubtful), this may be it.  The first ones to introduce us to this social stratagem were our Minnesota friends, Lance and Diane.

Industry

I snuck out under cover of broad daylight this morning to take my car to the shop.  The part they ordered for me actually came in over two weeks ago.  But the day it arrived, the governor of Indiana issued a 2-week stay at home order

Zoology

For over a year I’ve been entertained by a red squirrel of indeterminate gender as (he? she? they?) has determinedly taken over our deck.  

Building Industry

Yesterday I painted a wall in our house.  Dark blue.  We had almost a gallon of this color, left over from the last time we painted six years ago.

Politics

Practically lost amidst the onslaught of COVID-19 last week was a landmark victory for the people of Indiana and their right to enjoy the Lake Michigan shoreline.  

Medicine

We were gone three weeks, managed to miss at least one winter storm.  What we were unable to avoid was the corona virus, also known as COVID-19.

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