Live to tell, or: Breathe

Poetry Partners #82 'No, Covid is Not Gone Yet!' a poem by Robert J Jr. of 'Robert's Snap Spot' Unexpected change in life. Omicron. Emergency Room. Doom. Crying. Pneumonia in Lungs. Not the fatal endโ€ฆ Huh! Sent home Emergency Room. Admitted to COVID-19 ward, husband can visit. Sunday, COVID ward, โ€œCOVID-19 Wardโ€ฆ No visit except… Continue reading Live to tell, or: Breathe

Winter, or: Spring

A haibun Next week, our 7-year-old daughter will have her first birthday party. We have, of course, celebrated her birthday at home every year, and she always gets more gifts from her parents and grandparents than she knows what to do with. However, this will be the first time that she'll ever have had a… Continue reading Winter, or: Spring

Israel exempts schoolchildren from quarantine

The last month or so I haven't been keeping exact track, but our first-grader has been in quarantine four (or five?) times in the past month or so. Each time, a teacher or fellow student tested positive with COVID-19, and we had to take her to get her tested - once at the beginning of… Continue reading Israel exempts schoolchildren from quarantine

Omicron, or: Pfizer

An American sentence: Contracting the Omicron variant might grant herd immunity. What's an 'American Sentence'? Allen Ginsberg, inventor of the American Sentence, felt that the haiku didnโ€™t work as well in English. Ginsberg decided to remove the line structure of the haiku, maintaining the requirement of 17 syllables total. He felt that removing the line… Continue reading Omicron, or: Pfizer

Vaccine nation

Did you know? Israel leads the world in percentage of population vaccinated against COVID-19 You know, to be honest, I've known this fact about Israel for some time, but I didn't really appreciate the extent to which it is true until today - when I looked at the data online. Like many of you, I'm… Continue reading Vaccine nation