The outbreak of the coronavirus has forced many changes across the globe since last December — from the shutting down of whole economies to the closures of schools and universities to the cancellations of sporting events and concerts.
What would have been, under normal times, an extended weekend involving parties, barbecues and social functions, has unfortunately been put on hold this year. Memorial Day is a somber, serious time for us veterans and the military.
We keep learning new things about the novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2. Some general characteristics apply in most situations, but this bug’s personality is capable of some crazy, dangerous stuff.
As you might imagine, the flying aviation world is hurting. Planes are stored — not only those 737 Max planes but a whole host of half-built and grounded airliners — and engines are being stored. Currently, almost 38,000 jet engines are idle and being stored… engines that need weekly servicing even if they are not flying.
Living in isolation can take its toll on a person.
The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said the other day that he wanted the relationship with our adversaries to be one of competition, not one of conflict. In essence, that’s what the Cold War was with the USSR — a battlefield of ability not implementation.
The pains of over-restrictive zoning
Yesterday I was 6 feet from the grocery cart in front of me waiting to buy some groceries when the woman ahead of me, recognizing me as a clergyman, asked, “Is God causing this pandemic?”