Sue's blog

Day 330

Written 25 February, 2021.   We in NSW continue without any locally acquired virus cases- could it be that the virus is petering out here? If only ! No cases since the week ending 16 January, when there were 14, mostly connected to two clusters. Berala and Avalon. The only state in the country to… Continue reading…

Day 323

Written 18 February, 2021.   It’s a day that’s a joyful, and teary miracle- the 32nd day in NSW of no local coronavirus cases. On the news, it’s said that people have flocked to use public transport back to 70% of the way they were using it back before It All Happened. Victoria has ended… Continue reading…

Day 311

Written February 6, 2021.   Yesterday marks the death of the first person to die in America from coronavirus, which has now killed there 4560,000. Here, our first death was three weeks later, on March 1, of a man who’d been on a cruise ship, the Diamond Princess. Australian death numbers have now stabilised, more… Continue reading…

Day 303

Written 31st January   So much news this week: The Lowry Institute published a study showing Australia ranks 8th best in the world in dealing with the pandemic that’s now killed 2,180,540 people across the world, 909 of them in Australia.  With that low number, we thought we were among the best performing countries, but… Continue reading…

Day 297

Written 25 January, 2021.     Today, in a world where in the US, Biden warns US death toll will pass 600,000 before the vaccine can begin to curb i because Trump denied covid and made denying it fashionable and in a true every man for himself individualism installed no life-protecting policies or government infrastructure… Continue reading…

Day 293

Written 21 January, 2021.   For weeks, I  worried with the world that it wouldn’t happen. That Trump with his 69 court cases would wrangle a way to retain power and the virus deaths would rage on and on, and another half a million people would unnecessarily die- 400,000 by today. More than America lost… Continue reading…

Day 288

Written January 16, 2021.   Ten days after the US riots,  a pitiful court case argument of an arrested man- notable in the riots for wearing skins and horns-  who says in entering the White House, he didn’t use force, the doors were flung open and he was only carrying out the expressed wish of… Continue reading…

Day 286

Written January 14, 2021.   Much discussion about the vaccine that’s being rolled out here, now earlier than predicted, in February. Does it stop infection or “just death”, and if it isn’t good enough to induce herd immunity, should it be halted? None of us want to die an unnecessary death, you dolts. Just give… Continue reading…

Day 287

Written January 7, 2021.   A day like no other. Terror. Horror. Unable to believe what we were seeing. Shocking. Even the over-used unprecedented. We’d half expected a conflagration, we’d been waiting for Jan 6, when there was to be an official, usually unnoticed ceremony when the states all formally submit their electoral college numbers,… Continue reading…

Day 283

Written January 3, 2021.   More rain. Cooped up inside. But GG was cleaning up the toolshed that’s attached to this old house, and found on the inside window sill a cicada wrapped in a cobweb blanket. He gently brushed it clean and rushed in for his camera. I had no idea their heads were… Continue reading…