Journaling Coronavirus (Covid19) 2020

The Coronavirus (COVID19) 202 has become the Story of the Century. The impact is broad and respects no borders. The following are my observation of this dangerous and life altering experience. Always appreciate your input on the articles.
Thank you being in the Tribe

James Strauss

Coronavirus (COVID19) Reflection #2

Coronavirus (COVID19) Reflection #2

COVID19 To be made in what image? To be reproduced at who's direction? The nation is being brought to its knees and the causal factor is being touted as this new virus. But is that it? This nation, if it goes to sleep for the next two to three months, will never come...

Coronavirus (COVID19) Reflection #3

Coronavirus (COVID19) Reflection #3

Reflections on the Coronavirus (Covid19) March 20, 2020 I am coming to hate them. I never hated them before, not any of them. Oh, I have not cared from some of the Fox commentators but I never thought much about the anchors. Now I am thinking about them, and not just...

Coronavirus (COVID19) Reflection #5

Coronavirus (COVID19) Reflection #5

Coronavirus (COVID19), Reflection March 21 Dateline: Lake Geneva, WI   It's all over the place if you are paying attention. I went to the Sentry Grocery Store today and passed through the fruit area. Yesterday, Honey Dew melons were on sale; 2 for $5.00. I went...

Coronavirus (COVID19) Reflection #6

Coronavirus (COVID19) Reflection #6

Reflections on the Coronavirus (COVID19) Pandemic,, March 20, 2020 "Do you hear the people sing..." What is happening to the United States under the pretense of a grand 'zombie' sort of unstoppable and super deadly disease is hard to discuss...and stay alive while...

Coronavirus (COVID19) Reflections #7

Coronavirus (COVID19) Reflections #7

Coronavirus (COVID19) Reflection #7 March 21, 2020 Can you hear the thunder? A distant thunderstorm. is on the horizon of America, but most American's are deaf to its approach. The storm is one of violent cells, each with the potential to destroy vast segments of the...

Coronavirus (COVID19) Reflection #8

Coronavirus (COVID19) Reflection #8

Coronavirus (COVID19) Reflection #8 SOCIAL DISTANCING A Short dissertation today Why it can't work. Social distancing can work to assure that human to human transfers of all manner of communicable ills is not spread. That part of disease resolution is patently and...

Coronavirus (COVID19), Reflection #9

Coronavirus (COVID19), Reflection #9

Coronavirus (COVID19 Reflection #9 March 23, 2020 Neither you, nor I, created this Coronavirus situation, or the result of being grounded to our homes. And, it doesn't matter. What matters is what we do in response to these situations. Staying at home, aside from the...

Coronavirus (COVID19) Reflection #10

Coronavirus (COVID19) Reflection #10

Reflections on the Coronavirus (COVID19) Pandemic Dateline: Lake Geneva, Wi March 24, 2020 Who is in your life, and why is that seemingly strange question important right now? I received an extremely complimentary call last night from a rather important person living...

Coronavirus (COVID19) Reflection #11

Coronavirus (COVID19) Reflection #11

Reflections on the Coronavirus (COVID19) Pandemic March 25, 2020 How tough are you? Oh, not the Harley Davidson, Sylvester Stallone or even Bruce Willis kind of tough. I am writing about how tough you may or may not be when the chips are down. When the job is gone, as...

Coronavirus (COVID19) Reflection #12

Coronavirus (COVID19) Reflection #12

Reflection #12 on the Coronavirus (COVID19) Pandemic March 25, 2020 2.2 trillion dollars. $2,200,000,000,000. Where in the hell did this motley collection of ill-credentialed strange people get hold of 2.2 trillion without much complaint by anybody at all? How is it...

Coronavirus (COVID19) Reflection #13

Coronavirus (COVID19) Reflection #13

Reflection on the Coronavirus (COVID19) March 26, 2020 Draco. The name of a scribe in ancient Greece. His job was to assign punishments for crimes. His punishments were so severe that his name has been passed down through the ages as meaning unreasonable severity....

Coronavirus (COVID19) , Refelction #14

Coronavirus (COVID19) , Refelction #14

Reflection #14 regarding the Coronavirus (COVID19) Pandemic March 26, 2020 The phrase "continuity of government" may not mean anything to you. To 'players' back in my day, the executive orders surrounding this phrase meant a lot and caused a lot of fear and...

Coronavirus (COVID19) Reflection #15

Coronavirus (COVID19) Reflection #15

Reflections focused on the Corona Virus (COVID19) Pandemic March 27, 2020 Lake Geneva The tragedy. The loss. The feelings expressed by those around me that I am thinking negative thoughts. How to endure? To move on? To stay home and wait? How many of the small...

Coronavirus (COVID19), Reflection #16

Coronavirus (COVID19), Reflection #16

Reflections focused on the Coronavirus (COVID19) Pandemic March 27, 2020 What you are going to need, as this crisis across the country really begins to bite into almost everyone's personal life and need for survival: During this "pandemic" have great patience to act,...

Coronavirus (COVID19) Reflection #17

Coronavirus (COVID19) Reflection #17

Reflection on the Coronavirus (COVID19) Pandemic March 31, 2020 I posted this on my Facebook pages and for some strange reason it created some spirited dialog about being an alarmist and creating "panic". Interesting times when common sense ideas are denigrated. Going...

Coronavirus (COVID19) Reflection #18

Coronavirus (COVID19) Reflection #18

Reflection # 18 Coronavirus (COVID19) Pandemic April 8, 2020 The Devolving of Humanity - Why? What happened? What took place across our interlocked and pervasively communicated land that caused our culture to change from one of a foundationally effective society of...

Coronavirus (COVD19) Reflection #19

Coronavirus (COVD19) Reflection #19

Reflections on the Coronavirus (COVID19) - Right Now April 9, 2020 Right now. The agents of the government are coming with money. Well, for some. Well, maybe. And they'll be here soon, with the money, well maybe, for some. Right now, however, the effects of the...

Coronavirus (COVID10) Reflection #20

Coronavirus (COVID10) Reflection #20

Reflection on the Coronavirus (COVID19) Pandemic. April 10, 2020 The question is moot. There is no real answer or series of answers. The question is: how many jobs have been lost to the nation's reaction to the spread of the Coronavirus? Similar moot questions about...

Coronavirus (COVID19), Reflection #21

Coronavirus (COVID19), Reflection #21

Reflections on the Coronavirus (COVID19) Pandemic #21 Aril 11, 2020 It is entirely a competition. The competition is not portrayed to be what it is, almost ever, unless in fiction or for specific circumstances. But it isn't about specificity. It's about the general...

Coronavirus (COVID19) Reflection #22

Coronavirus (COVID19) Reflection #22

Reflection # 22 of the Coronavirus (COVID19) Pandemic April 11, 2020 Near-total unawareness and dunce cap density of directed thought. Yes, I am writing about perhaps ninety percent of the American public, and its more than knee-jerk reaction to the governmental and...

Coronavirus (COVID19) Reflection #23

Coronavirus (COVID19) Reflection #23

Journaling Reflections of the Coronavirus (CIVID19) Pandemic 2020 April 11, 2020 And the beat goes on. I am sorry to report, although you've no doubt read or heard it elsewhere, that Michigan has banned home to home visits, travel to cottages or even visiting...

Coronavirus (COVID19) Reflection #24

Coronavirus (COVID19) Reflection #24

Journaling the Coronavirus (Covid19) Pandemic, Reflection #24 March 11, 2020 Lake Geneva, WI The loosening of the Social Fabric. Go out there and check it for yourself among the people you see and the effects you observe in your community. In my community, I was...

Coronavirus (COVID19), Reflection #26

Coronavirus (COVID19), Reflection #26

Reflection on the Coronavirus (COVID19) Pandemic, #26 April 13, 2020 Here they come. With the help of Apple and Google, the Washington Post reports this morning that the government might finally have a partial solution to the spread of the virus. They want to...

Coronavirus (COVID19) Reflection #27

Coronavirus (COVID19) Reflection #27

Journaling the Coronavirus (COVID19) Pandemic, Reflection #27 April 14, 202 Where are the railroad cars? I have seen the WWII movies, and I have seen the black and white rough films of the Jews being loaded onto railroad cars to be taken to 'work' camps. Where and...

Coronavirus (COVID19) Reflection #28

Coronavirus (COVID19) Reflection #28

Journaling the Coronavirus  (COVID19) Pandemic, Reflection #27 April 15, 2020 Faraday. Michael Faraday, from the 1800s. He was an expert on electromagnetism. He invented what's called a Faraday cage, as effective today as it was back then. You can get a Faraday bag...

Coronavirus (COVID19) Reflection #29

Coronavirus (COVID19) Reflection #29

Journaling the Coronavirus (COVID19) Pandemic, Reflection #29 Apri1l, 16 2020 What may be coming in the night (or the day), as the first days of next week dawn and poor people come to the end of a rope...because they may starve themselves without food but they will...

Coronavirus (COVID19), Reflection #30

Coronavirus (COVID19), Reflection #30

Journaling the Coronavirus (COVID19) Pandemic, Reflection #30 April 16, 2020 New York Orders Residents to Wear Masks in Public Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said all New Yorkers must wear face coverings when social distancing is not possible, including on public transport, in...

Coronavirus, (COVID19), Reflection #31

Coronavirus, (COVID19), Reflection #31

Journaling the Coronavirus (COVID19) Pandemic, Reflection #31 April 16, 2020 Lake Geneva And the beat goes on. Wisconsin extends the 'stay at home' rule until May 26th. More than another month of this. They also want to get tough on giving tests to people to discover...

Coronavirus (COVID19), Reflection #32

Coronavirus (COVID19), Reflection #32

Journaling the Coronavirus (COVID19) Pandemic, Reflection #32 April 17, 2020   Think of a bicycle. The bike is fine at speed. It remains upright and directionally easy to turn, to slow, to speed up and more. But, if the bike slows way down, the stability brought...

Coronavirus (COVID19), Reflection #33

Coronavirus (COVID19), Reflection #33

Journaling the Coronavirus (COVID19) Pandemic, Reflection #33 April 18, 2020 Once again, the nation splits down the center politically with the 'stay at home' orders issued to all but seven states, which includes 97% of the population. Arkansas, Utah, Wyoming, Iowa,...

Coronavirus (COVID19), Reflection #34

Coronavirus (COVID19), Reflection #34

Journaling the Coronavirus (COVID19) Pandemic, Reflection #34 April 18, 2020 Lake Geneva, WI You are believing the numbers. You are believing the numbers on the daily, or hourly scoreboard. Almost everyone is. Those numbers have replaced sports numbers although they...

Coronavirus (COVID19), Reflection #35

Coronavirus (COVID19), Reflection #35

Journaling the Coronavirus (COVID19) Pandemic, Reflection #35 April 18, 2020 Governor Andrew Cuomo, of New York, said, this morning, on national television, that he walks the dogs, and when he's outside he wears a mask and distances himself properly. He said that this...

Coronavirus (COVID19), Reflection #36

Coronavirus (COVID19), Reflection #36

Journaling the Coronavirus (COVD19) Pandemic, Reflection #36 April 19, 2020   As the nation shuts down. Although the door is closed and the signs are up, the nation has not achieved full shut down status just yet. The effects of shutting down are what I am...

Coronavirus (COVID19), Reflection #37

Coronavirus (COVID19), Reflection #37

Journaling the Coronavirus (COVID19) Pandemic, Reflection #37 April 19, 2020 You didn't do anything. It's not your fault, and no, failing to wear a mask everywhere or rub with sanitizer at every contact is not your fault. We have all been conditioned by the actions,...

Coronavirus (COVID19), Reflection #38

Coronavirus (COVID19), Reflection #38

Journaling the Coronavirus (COVID19) Pandemic, Reflection #38 April 20, 2020 When I was in Vietnam, fighting down in the A Shau Valley, the North Vietnamese Army installed drums along the top edges of the cliff complex up above both sides of the valley, which was less...

Coronavirus (COVID19), Reflection #39

Coronavirus (COVID19), Reflection #39

Journaling the Coronavirus (COVID19) Pandemic, Reflection #39 April 20, 2020 The gloves and the masks. I have masks now. I am trying to get used to wearing one whenever I go out. I also have surgical gloves now, something I've never worn in my life. There seems to be...

Coronavirus (COVID19), Reflection #40

Coronavirus (COVID19), Reflection #40

Journaling the Coronavirus (COVID19) Pandemic, Reflection #40 April 21, 2020 Enforcement. So far, the major effort to increase testing has been led by a media and governmental effort to describe the tests as some form of allowing those testing negative to feel relief,...

Coronavirus (COVID19), Reflection #41

Coronavirus (COVID19), Reflection #41

Journaling the Coronavirus (COVID19) Pandemic, Reflection #41 April 22, 2020 Capitalism is simply a word used to describe the social and economic structure of how our culture exchanges goods and services for other goods and services. It is a formalized system of...

Coronavirus (COVID19), Reflection #42

Coronavirus (COVID19), Reflection #42

Journaling the Coronavirus (COVID19) Pandemic, Reflection #42 April 23, 2020 I feel like the outlier or outsider once again, as I look at the figures posted on MSNBC this morning. Supposedly 76 percent of the public think that these stay at home rules are the right...

Coronavirus (COVID19), Reflection #43

Coronavirus (COVID19), Reflection #43

Journaling the Coronavirus (COVID19) Pandemic, Reflection #43 April 23, 2020 Some ninety-year-old doctor keeps coming on the television to pronounce that there are waves of the virus coming just up ahead. The tsunami analogy fits perfectly for this kind of utter...

Coronavirus (COVID19), Reflection #44

Coronavirus (COVID19), Reflection #44

Journaling the Coronavirus (COVID19) Pandemic, Reflection #44 April 25, 2020 Lake Geneva, WI Harley Davidson, Trek, and Alan Edmonds Shoes...what do they all have in common? The automobile, or rather the lack of those human carriages has brought a certain commonality...

Coronavirus (COVID19) Reflection #45

Coronavirus (COVID19) Reflection #45

Journaling the Coronavirus (COVID19) Pandemic, Reflection #45 Sunday April 25, 2020 Helping someone else. The very best cures for depression, ennui, and just that anxious lousy feeling of worry is to get out there and find somebody else to HELP. In 'normal' times it...

Coronavirus (COVID19), Reflection #46

Coronavirus (COVID19), Reflection #46

Journaling the Coronavirus (COVID19) Pandemic, Reflection #46 April 27, 2020 Was there not enough...I ask of God. Do you sometimes ask of God? That old adage, supposedly in the bible, but not really, "God will not give you a burden that you are not strong enough to...

Coronavirus (COVID19), Reflection #47

Coronavirus (COVID19), Reflection #47

Journaling the Coronavirus (COVID19) Pandemic, Reflection #47 April 28. 2020 The first glimmerings of distant troubles, coming on the heels of the virus assault, and the assault on the public by fearful leaders to this disease. Testing and the immunity question....

Coronavirus (COVID19) Reflection #48

Coronavirus (COVID19) Reflection #48

Journaling the Coronavirus (Covid19) Pandemic, Reflection #48 April 29, 2020 When will the nation act after this is over? Will the nation finally figure out that an educational institution, like Harvard, that accepts sixty percent of its entrants as 'legacy' students...

Coronavirus (Covid19), Reflection #49

Coronavirus (Covid19), Reflection #49

Journaling the Coronavirus (COVID19) Pandemic, Reflection #49 May 1, 2020 According to the New York Times and the Chicago Tribune,  98% of the American public is fully behind the closures or stay at home policies applied in most states. Am I really in the money two...

Coronavirus (COVID19), Reflection #50

Coronavirus (COVID19), Reflection #50

Journaling the Coronavirus (COVID19) Pandemic, Reflection #50 May 1, 2020   Masks and gloves are being heavily pushed for wear in almost all cases. Schools, when they open, will require masks to be worn at all times. Macy's, the large department chain will...

Coronavirus (COVID19), Reflection #51

Coronavirus (COVID19), Reflection #51

Journaling the Coronavirus (Covid19) Pandemic, Reflection #51 May 1, 2020   Every night is like the night before. There is no news except bad virus news. It is getting worse, it is staying the same, it has rising arcs, it will recede maybe and then come crashing...

Coronavirus (COVID19), Reflection #52

Coronavirus (COVID19), Reflection #52

Journaling the Coronavirus (COVID19) Pandemic, Reflection #52 May 2, 2020 Quietly, very quietly, and only noted at the bottom of one of those thin columns in the New York Times, did the closure of the Jacob Javits Center in New York get done. The center had been...

Coronavirus (COVID19), Reflection #53

Coronavirus (COVID19), Reflection #53

Journaling the Coronavirus (COVID19) Pandemic, Reflection #53 May 2, 2020   They are starting to figure out the real effects of what they have done. They can't say they were wrong to have so 'over-the-top' responded to the threat of the virus. No, they can never...

Coronavirus (COVID19) Reflection #54

Coronavirus (COVID19) Reflection #54

Journaling the Coronavirus (COVID19) Pandemic, Reflection #54 May 3, 2020 Lake Geneva, WI The next step. Yes, six states have eased up on their 'stay-at-home' rules, and hopefully, more will follow in rapid succession. As I have attempted to illustrate in articles in...

Coronavirus (COVID19) Reflection #55

Coronavirus (COVID19) Reflection #55

Journaling the Coronavirus (COVID19) Pandemic, Reflection #55 May 4, 2020   The double down. Are states and medical professionals, the ones appearing on national television, doubling down on stay at home, masks, and business closures regarding the Coronavirus...

Coronavirus (COVID19), Reflection #56

Coronavirus (COVID19), Reflection #56

Journaling the Coronavirus (COVID19) Pandemic, Reflection#56 May 6, 2020   When, when indeed? When is the American culture going to get its act together and begin to take action? Are we so divided and conquered that we cannot fix some of the outrages that have...

Coronavirus (COVID19), Reflection #57

Coronavirus (COVID19), Reflection #57

Journaling the Coronavirus (COVID19) Pandemic, Reflection #57 May 7, 2020 These are the days, my friend, and I wonder if we are going to get to see a time in our future when they end. Brett Favre, the football star of the Green Bay Packers and honored by just about...

Coronavirus (COVID19), Reflection #57

Coronavirus (COVID19), Reflection #57

Journaling the Coronavirus (COVID19) Pandemic, Reflection #57 May 8, 2020 What a grand excuse this has become. The great Coronavirus excuse. If you want an example of this excuse then try calling Amazon. Guess what? Amazon no longer takes phone calls. Amazon sends you...

Coronavirus (COVID19), Reflection #58

Coronavirus (COVID19), Reflection #58

Journaling the Coronavirus (COVID19) Pandemic, Reflection #58 May 9, 2020 What aren't we being told? Well, the unemployment rate hit 14.9 percent today, according to the federal government. The greatest figure of all time was during the depression when it was about 25...

Coronavirus (COVID19), Reflection #59

Coronavirus (COVID19), Reflection #59

Journaling the Coronavirus (COVID19) Pandemic, Reflection #59 May 11, 2020 Hawaii. A primer for how not to enlist the support of the general public in responding to the effects (real and imagined) of the virus. Upon arriving in Hawaii visitors are quarantined for 14...

Coronavirus (Covid19), Reflection #60

Coronavirus (Covid19), Reflection #60

Journaling the Coronavirus (Covid19) Pandemic, Reflection #60 May 11, 2020 Airlines and Pandemic A year ago I predicted that the airlines would run into serious difficulties, all of them who currently serve America, formerly the largest and most profitable air...

Coronavirus (COVID19), Reflection #61

Coronavirus (COVID19), Reflection #61

Journaling the Coronavirus (COVID19) Pandemic, Reflection #61 May 11, 2020 Here they come. A couple of months ago I first discussed the potential of the coming crisis affecting the very core values and mores of the American social condition. Here they come, that...

Coronavirus (COVID19), Reflection #62

Coronavirus (COVID19), Reflection #62

Journaling the Coronavirus (COVID19) Pandemic, Reflection #62 May 16, 2020 "Police are requesting your assistance in locating Tara Trunfio. Trunfio is wanted for violating the Rules and Orders for failure to quarantine. Trunfio is described as a 24 year old, Caucasian...

Coronavirus (COVID19) Reflection #63

Coronavirus (COVID19) Reflection #63

Journaling the Coronavirus (CIVID19) Pandemic, Reflection #63 May 16, 2020 What about the trillions? Yes, two trillion ($2,000,000,000,000) on the first 'save the economic order' go around, and now the proposed three trillion. Where has it gone and where will it go?...

Coronavirus (Covid19), Reflection #64

Coronavirus (Covid19), Reflection #64

Journaling the Coronavirus (COVID19) Pandemic, Reflection #65 May 18, 2020 THERE IS NO TOUGH LOVE. There is only love. Training, coaching, modeling, and helping people adjust to difficult or dangerous coming circumstances is not tough love. It is not love at all. It's...

Coronavirus (COVID19), Refelction #65

Coronavirus (COVID19), Refelction #65

Journaling Coronavirus (COVID19) Pandemic, Reflection #65   It begins. The mayor of Milwaukee let slip a little known and even and heretofore undiscussed element about the 'voluntary quarantine at home' situation. The word voluntary is always trotted out, as it...

Coronavirus (COVID19), Reflection #66

Coronavirus (COVID19), Reflection #66

Journaling the Coronavirus (COVID19) Pandemic, Reflection #66 May 20, 2020 It's about the money. And how to take advantage of making it in this strangely difficult time across this fractured and brutalized culture. Provide less and charge the same or more. It's a very...

Coronavirus (COVID19), Reflection #67

Coronavirus (COVID19), Reflection #67

Journaling the Coronavirus (COVID19) Pandemic, Reflection #67 May 21, 2020 Only the Shadow knows... which is a line lifted from an old television/radio series back from when I was a kid. What is 'shadowing' and what does it portend for the coming future of our...

Coronavirus (COVID19), Reflection #68

Coronavirus (COVID19), Reflection #68

Journaling the Coronavirus (COVID19) Pandemic, Reflection #68 May 26, 2020 Learning to deal with the depression of alienation. Without understanding the teachings and long, hard and controversial accumulation of social data leading to social conclusions, the...

Coronavirus (COVID19), Reflection #69

Coronavirus (COVID19), Reflection #69

Journaling the Coronavirus (COVID19) Pandemic, Reflection #69 May 29, 2020 The testing sites in Wisconsin have fallen on hard times. Nobody is going to be tested anymore. What happened? Only a week ago the few testing sites were overwhelmed by cars lined up and people...

Coronavirus (COVID19), Reflection #70

Coronavirus (COVID19), Reflection #70

Journaling the Coronavirus (COVID19) Pandemic, Reflection #70 May 29, 2020 I have been writing exactly about what is going on in Minneapolis and other large cities across the U.S. right now. The Floyd George murder. It is not the murder. It is not about the black and...

Coronavirus (COVID19), Reflection #71

Coronavirus (COVID19), Reflection #71

Journaling Coronavirus (COVID19) Pandemic, Reflection #71 May 29, 2020   POLICE WARRIOR TRAINING. What do you get, as a member of a social enforcement team or the team itself, if you decide that your million-strong combination of police agencies has 328,000,000...

Coronavirus (COVID19), Reflection #72

Coronavirus (COVID19), Reflection #72

Journaling the Coronavirus (COVID19) Pandemic, Reflection #72 June 1, 2020 So, did you think, when I predicted that an 'ignition point' would set off the violence, that I was kidding two months ago? You cannot shut down the economy without shutting down, and...

Coronavirus (COVID19), Reflection #73

Coronavirus (COVID19), Reflection #73

Journaling the Coronavirus (COVID19) Pandemic, Reflection #73 Why have all the major news organizations, left, right and in the middle, all concluded that these protests/riots are the fault of one black citizen being murdered in Minnesota...and the general nature of...

Coronavirus (COVID19), Reflection #74

Coronavirus (COVID19), Reflection #74

Journaling the Coronavirus (COVID19) Pandemic, and more Reflection #74 1. Trump. 2. The virus. 3.The shut down of the United States. 4.Minneapolis and all major American cities. What's next? Our system of reporting the 'news' has decayed into this roiling presentation...