J K Muma

Well, it is the middle of the two-week period I absolutely detested as a teacher, Easter. 4 day school week, 4 day weekend, and a 4 day school week. The first week was kids dreaming about a mini-vacay, with many parents increasing this into a 5 or 6-day weekend. 50–70% of over-stimulated kids on Thursday, and absolutely beat, tired, and dragging kids on the following Tuesday. Just another day walking in the park of life, doing everything to keep the classroom under control. Much like the legislatures before a break, there physically, but in reality somewhere over some Rainbow in their minds. 4 days of increased mingling, 4 days of summer-like behaviours, and 4 days of relaxing of our guards. I would not be worried if the safety mechanisms had the same intensity of monitoring that we had shown a year ago. But hey, we have a new treatment regime at $529.00 for a 5-day pop, once you have symptoms, a doctor’s script and a PCR test (& did we not reduce access to those). It is the older populace, the immuno-compromised, and the 10% freedumb’ers….because we do not restrict health care on religious (womens’ health choices not included) or right-to-be ignorant grounds. What we needed, and did not get, was and is an old-fashioned April heatwave weekend to take the increased mingling outside. The trappings for me are as a 67-year-old male, I get to continue to wear a hat, gloves, and a mask into the bank….. A cheap thrill, but my link to a naughty set of younger days where rules for safety were applied, made sense, and stopped unwanted mayhem and harm. Tomorrow, I will observe a day of no writing…..

J K Muma

J K Muma

Grumpy, but eclectic retired military and teacher….. active sailor, PaPa, amateur prognosticator, and a wandering mind. I am what I have read.