FAYETTE COUNTY, TEXAS AND THE SPANISH INFLUENZA OF 1918

What is commonly known as the Spanish Flu Pandemic of 1918 was actually an H1N1 virus of avian origin.  It spread worldwide from 1918 through 1919.  In the United States, it was first identified in World War I military personnel in the spring of 1918.  Fayette County...

COVID SHOPPING ANXIETY

I am suffering from shopping anxiety due to COVID. Just entering the grocery store raises my alarm. My mind has decided that the longer I’m in an enclosed space, the higher the risks. And, of course, with shortages, the process is more difficult. If your go-to brand...

COVID SILVER LINING

While COVID has been devastating humans, Mother Nature is not skipping a beat in central Texas.  A sparrow has built her nest on my porch and is intently tending her eggs. New calves cavort through the pastures. And the wildflowers have been spectacular this year....

COPING WITH COVID

I must admit I am struggling to cope with COVID.  I know I’m not the only one.  My life actually turned upside down at the end of January 2020, when my husband broke his hip.  Because of the location of the break, the doctors decided to let it heal as you would a...