May 2, 2021 Blumbers

Mission of Gravity

You know how much you know something by teaching it to others. Apparently kids go through a stage where they keep asking why. Sadly I am still asking why. Every kid asks about gravity. I give demonstrations of things like hammers falling to the ground but what I really need is two rocks in the asteroid belt gradually attracted to one another over millions of years. It would be the world’s most expensive science project.

With a nod to Hal Clement and Mr. Stubbs.

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Apr. 18, 2021 Blumbers

Catching Up

Regular viewers will note I have been a little lax in my postings. I am busy taking care of more than a little routine administrivia and will hopefully be back on top of things soon. My thought are always with you.

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Apr. 11, 2021 Blumbers

Lessons Learned

The more I think about all that has happened in the past year made me think about  what have I learned from it. Yes, I was more prepared than most, but what would I do differently? I think there is a book in there somewhere…

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Apr. 4, 2021 Blumbers

Time Well Spent

What do you do when you cannot do anything? There is always something you can do. I cleaned everything twice. If I could not make use of it, I gave it away. The schools were closed so I taught someone to read. I also taught someone how to play chess and now they can beat the computer. I thought about several problematic science fiction stories and turned one apocalyptic plague story into a comedy. Most importantly, I helped one family avoid eviction. Tragedies can sometimes bring out the worst in people, but it can also bring out the best. There are a lot of good people in the world, be one of them.

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Mar. 28, 2021 Blumbers

Not Helping

When the coronavirus outbreak came, I had a friend who had trouble breathing. His insurance company wanted to put him in an assisted living facility, which I though would have been a death sentence. I did everything I could to keep in him alive because that is what you do. You don’t throw a friend overboard. You band together and help. He just got his shot. Don’t kick a man when he is down, he might recover.

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Mar. 21, 2021 Blumbers

Covid Anniversary

It has been a year of masks and death and now there is hope of various vaccines for Covid 19. People will ask me what I did during the plague. Well, like most people I banded together to survive.

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Mar. 14, 2021 Blumbers

The Last to Die

What can I say about being absent? For a year I have been trying not to be the last man on earth. After a year I almost got my wish and still have not gotten my shot.

I was beginning to think I would never cover another event. I would never eat in another restaurant or go see a movie in a theater. Now I watch movies on computers. I am still reading old fashioned books, but touching a magazine in a doctor’s waiting room? I’ll check my messages.

Sadly, I have lost people. I am chasing down a story about a guy who outlived his entire graduating class. It was a small school and they were kind of old but at least no one will try to sell him life insurance at the class reunion.

I cannot wait to get my shot. I have been dodging this thing for over a year and do not want to be the last guy to die from this thing. All this has given me a great idea for a play that anyone could perform, providing there is no restriction on people gathering.

To a better future.

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