It’s hard to believe, as we approach 120,000 deaths from COVID-19 in just four months in the US, that we’re still needing to talk about this. Face masks. Overwhelming scientific evidence supports the importance of wearing face masks to get and keep this virus under control. But we’re still having a problem, apparently, understanding how important this is. Not to get … [Read more...] about Face Masks — Again
News & Notes will likely become a regular feature here on Bob’s Blog. Often I have tidbits of things to share with readers that don’t necessarily in themselves justify a full blog post, so combining them like this works well. I’ll simply number them in the order they’re published so they’re easy to distinguish. I’ve also added a “News” category so you can view them all on … [Read more...] about News & Notes 2
PRIMARY ELECTION DAY Today is Primary Election Day in Pennsylvania! Be sure you get to the polls by 8:00 PM tonight if you haven’t already voted, either in person or by mail. Governor Tom Wolf signed an executive order extending the deadline for county election offices in Allegheny, Dauphin, Delaware, Erie, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties to receive absentee or … [Read more...] about News & Notes 1
I am posting this in response to the tragic events in Minneapolis, around the country, and around the world. It's a good followup to my post yesterday about white privilege. The author lives in Staunton, VA, and relates all too well to these recent events. I did not write this — full credit to the author, Jillian Marie. Shared with her permission. I am white. And … [Read more...] about I Still Can’t Breathe
I woke up this morning to photos and videos of Minneapolis burning. Riots over the death of George Floyd led to arson, looting, and destruction of property. It’s so sad, most of all because of a needless death, once again at the hands of the police. The video of him being restrained by the police is very difficult to watch and raises a lot of questions. Race relations … [Read more...] about What Is White Privilege?
Recently I've seen that statement, or at least that attitude, on so many posts on Facebook. Let me say, categorically, NO, it's not! Before you get all bent out of shape, allow me to explain. As you probably know, for the last nearly 18 years I’ve been a motorcoach operator — tour bus driver — driving all over the eastern US and Canada on a daily basis. … [Read more...] about My Opinion Is as Valid as Yours