Pandemic Notes 22

A recreational group I belong to has an annual weekend event every April in Otsego County — except not in 2020 or 2021. This year the group decided to go ahead with it. I declined to participate in planning, because I didn’t want to once again have my hopes and efforts dashed by a covid-related … More Pandemic Notes 22

Pandemic Notes 21

Congratulations, Syracuse, you’re an epicenter. Per the Washington Post: The first communities in the United States that have said they are contending with the new omicron subvariants are in central New York, around Syracuse and Lake Ontario. New York state officials this week announced that two new omicron subvariants, dubbed BA.2.12 and BA.2.12.1, have become … More Pandemic Notes 21

By the book

After the Disney+ Hawkeye series ended I went and read, for the first time, the Fraction/Aja run on the Hawkeye comic, and Lemire and Perez’s All-New Hawkeye, and I reread the Thompson and Romero Hawkeye. There’s an obvious lot in the TV series deriving from the books. The Tracksuit Mafia, Grills, Lucky the Pizza Dog, … More By the book

MCU year

Hard to believe it’s been almost a year we’ve been getting new MCU content on Disney+. I’m not big on TV, never have been, but I’ve watched all this Marvel stuff and am eager for more. Without question my favorite series so far was Loki. Thor’s brother had one of the better arcs in the … More MCU year

Pandemic notes 20

What a year. Twelve months ago the vaccines were on their way and it looked like we had a good chance of getting on top of this pandemic. A year later the case rates and positivity in New York State are going through the roof, the former setting records and the latter as high as … More Pandemic notes 20

24 knife years

Apropos of nothing whatsoever, I was using one of my Swiss Army Knives today and it occurred to me to wonder how long I’ve had it and the other one, and the answer is over twelve years. Which is way longer than I had any of the four previous SAKs and roughly as long as … More 24 knife years