My desk(s) are always surrounded by paper. One of my discoveries as an adult is that I don't absorb written words on a screen well at all. This has spawned an enormous amount of printing things. A few years ago I finally bought a decent black and white printer for our home. Our trusty Brother… Continue reading The Printed Word
Jami normally has an art project going. When we started our own shelter in place Jami began a new one under #30DAYARTQUARANTINE inspired by another artist. The body of work certainly has themes and one of them I thought was particularly interesting was the children's books. We, like many of you, have kids in our… Continue reading Quarantine Art
We're about 2 weeks into our own shelter-in-place situation at our house and I've been watching a few sites on a regular basis. Specifically the State of Iowa IDPH Site and the Johns Hopkins Center for Systems Science and Engineering dataset. After watching these sites change, I keep wondering how far off the model is… Continue reading More Iowa Covid-19 Growth Data
Like many of you in Iowa, I sat with my family listening to Governor Reynold's press conference this afternoon. First and foremost, I want to applaud the State of Iowa, Governor Reynolds personally, and her staff for doing what is a very hard thing —keeping composure in an exceptionally unknown and dynamic time. Whether or… Continue reading If Shelter-in-place isn’t mandated in Iowa, what can we do?
For the first time I had a meeting cancel due to a COVID-19 death. The depth of sadness I feel for those impacted right now is something I can feel, but I can't describe. This was definitely a wake up call for me. I'm not a doctor and I can't provide care to others but… Continue reading Moving Iowa quickly to shelter in place