Various & Sundry

The harbah*

You know, when I take a few days (or weeks) off from blogging I find it really hard to come back. It’s like not working out. The muscle is weak. I do have things to say. I always have things to say but deciding how is the muscle that’s out of practice.

N has been happily at school for a week now. We’ve all talked or texted pretty regularly. It sounds like it’s going well. The food is edible. The people are nice. The roommate is nice. Can’t ask for more than that after only a week.

The Husband and I found a new place to walk. We’ve been twice. The first day, photo above, it started raining so we trudged back to the car. We weren’t sure how long it would take to walk the entire route. We went back yesterday, in much better weather, and walked the loop. It is 2.7 miles which is a good distance for us. We took our time stopping pretty regularly to take in the view of Boston, Logan Airport, the harbor and the islands. We hope to go back weekly. It’s nice to add a new walk to our rotation.

Politics Alert. If you’re sensitive to political chit chat move right along. Don’t stress yourself out. I’m still keeping my eye on the news. So much going on. So much lack of judgment. So much overreach. I could pick so many things to rail against. But I’m only picking one today.

Hypocrisy infuriates me. I’m a live and let live kind of person. I believe that you should do you and I should do me. If you want a tattoo get one. I don’t. If you want to pierce your genitalia feel free. I’ll leave mine unpierced thank you. The VP today is quoted as saying “ The right of women to make decisions about their own bodies is not negotiable. The right of women to make decisions about their bodies is their decision, it’s their body.” Then the President made a speech mandating Covid vaccines to basically all. I could point out that his speech contained half truths (no, the available Covid vaccines are not FDA approved. The approved vaccine is unavailable. Call Pfizer if you feel the need to fact check me.) but I won’t. I personally don’t believe he’s running the show. If you disagree see the press conference where he said he was told what to say/do. Again, you are free to believe whatever you wish. As am I. Now tell me, are women allowed to say they don’t want an experimental vaccine that doesn’t have full FDA approval or is my body my choice only valid when it involves abortion? Seems pretty hypocritical to me. Body autonomy is body autonomy.

*That’s the Boston pronunciation of harbor, not me spelling it wrong. Really.

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18 Responses to Various & Sundry

  1. I have relatives in Maine – the old “you cahn git they-ah from hee-ya” is a thing. Really. They crack me up. Also, you are so on point with this vaccine nonsense. I am just astonished at how many people are buying the bullshit they’re selling

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  2. I agree with all that vaccine 💩, too. I need to exercise my blogging muscle again. It’s been 2-3 months!

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  3. kathyreeves says:

    Vaccines, ivermectin, the state dept. private jet debacle in Kabul…it’s just plain evil how things are being manipulated.

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  4. Just so you know – the approved Pfizer vaccine is available in Vermont – I just checked the web site and there are appointments available today. And it sounds like people have a choice – either be vaccinated, or regularly tested, so there’s an out. But I’m sorry you don’t believe in the greater good.

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  5. Oh, I do believe in freedom – but I also believe that we are all more free if we also watch out for each other. And freedom from illness counts for a lot, for me. And hey – I don’t feel you need to get the vaccine; I assume you aren’t spending time with people outside your immediate household, or if you are, they’re all vaccinated. But you also have the freedom to court illness; it’s just unfortunate if you share it, because choosing illness for yourself is one thing; choosing illness (or inability to terminate an unsustainable pregnancy) for another is something else.

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    • In medicine there is no common good. It is all personal. What is good for me is not necessarily good for you. The freedom to do what is best for ourselves without a mandate is what is right and our right.
      Two years ago you would not have assumed who I do or don’t spend time with. You have been conditioned to believe that “others” are infected and that they should be avoided. I believe we should all have the freedom to live as free people without fear of a virus that over 99% of people survive. If one wants a vaccine take it, if one wants to wear a mask wear it, if one wants to avoid people do so. But don’t tell others what they should do.

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      • LDSVenus says:

        Besides, if they have taken the vaccine what are they worried about? The government assured us it was all that, right? If I don’t get the vaccine and I get sick or die that’s on me (by the way I had that virus last year and didn’t die). Those that have taken the shot should be good and if people don’t get the shot because they chose not to they get to take their own chances, that is how freedom works. Otherwise I get to tell everyone they can no longer smoke because I am a non smoker and don’t want to get sick from their 2nd hand smoke, wouldn’t that be for the greater good? That slippery slope can get a lot more slippery. Why didn’t they mandate the flu shot that kills lots of people every year?

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  6. I saw an interesting perspective this morning – and it resonated because my husband has COPD. People are saying that if you don’t get vaccinated, you shouldn’t be treated. My husband got COPD because he smoked. So if we follow the current logic, he shouldn’t be treated for it because he did it to himself. If I’m overweight because I eat too much, well, too bad if I need a knee replacement because my old legs can’t handle the strain. If I kept picking up kids and carrying them around on my hip when I was younger, and now my hips and back are screwed up, oh well, tough shit!
    Everyone who is going along with this “for the greater good” idea really needs to study some history.

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    • The greater good is a slippery slope that ends up in not good places.
      I hope your husband is ok and gets whatever care he requires. My MIL had COPD. It is a cruel disease. If you look not too far back in history doctors advertiszed brands of cigarettes. Later they changed their opinion and said smoking was bad. They were human and gave bad advice. More recently there was the opioid situation. Drug companies encouraged doctors to treat their patients with them and then people became addicted. Now doctors discourage the use. Things change. We have to make our own decisions but in a kind caring way.

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  7. ReginaMary says:

    OMG! I have not had the chance to read my favorite bloggers, and yours is the first one I come upon. You do not disappoint, girl! Also, as a former resident of Boston, I can attest to all the fabulous places to walk. My personal favorite was by the Italian bakery at 1am on my way home from work. I would buy a loaf of bread, just out of the oven, at the back door. One of the perks to living in the North End. So happy to hear your son is adjusting well.

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