I usually tweet out Chicago-area Covid stats, but I thought I'd try something different today and post the information here on my blog. Most of the charts and maps are pulled from the wonderful Covid Act Now website. They take a lot of data and make it easy to understand.The national picture is looking extremely bleak, with the exception of Maryland, which is looking merely … [Read more...] about Covid Stats Dump – 2022-01-29
My wife and I just watched Ghostbusters: Afterlife. I thought it was worth seeing, but you might want to wait for the price to drop. My wife liked it more than I did.As should be clear from the trailers, Ghostbusters: Afterlife is not a traditional sequel to the original Ghostbusters movie. It's not the same kind of story told the same way. If Ghostbusters was the first … [Read more...] about Ghostbusters: Afterlife — Review
When I wrote a few weeks ago about the passing of my brother-in-spirit, Ken Gibson, I mentioned that he was caring for his father, who had himself been in the hospital for two days when Ken died.Ken's father was also named Kenneth Gibson, and this had been a source of confusion for me and others, going all the way back to high school when I had to remember to ask for "John" … [Read more...] about Ken Gibson, Rest In Peace (reprise)
This tweet reminded me that it's probably time for an update to my series of posts on COVID-19 masking:Public health messaging about this has been terrible. The truth is that not all masks are created equally, and some masks are much better than others. I think public health authorities have been reluctant to say this out loud for a number of reasons, such as not wanting … [Read more...] about N95 or Bust!
My brother just died. He wasn't really my brother -- I never had any siblings -- but he was the closest thing to a brother I've ever had.I first met Kenneth John Gibson in the fall of 1978, at Luther North High School on the northwest side of Chicago. We had a bunch of classes in common and we teamed up in Unified Science class the first year. The class was a 70s-modern … [Read more...] about Ken Gibson, Rest In Peace