Architecture, photography

The Elephant Dances Flamenco

One of our family members died over the weekend. The unmentionable elephant now stands in our room. The current D version of C. We believe my father-in-law was vaccinated, since he was in a group residence (Update 9/2/21: His medical records show he was not vaccinated). He had asthma and a weakened immune system from […]

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Architecture, photography

Covid-19 Takes One of Our Own

Please see the updated version with the new title, the Elephant Dances Flamenco. The Delta Variant took one of our family members over the weekend. We believe he was vaccinated, since he was in a group residence. He had asthma and a weakened immune system from his intemperance. Those made his infection deadly at 90 […]

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food, history, Humor, The Americas

Happy Covid Thanksgiving to You

Yesterday I picked up an audio book from the library. As I received the plastic bag with Trevor Noah’s Born a Crime, I said to the librarian, “Have a good holiday!” He looked at me askance and said, “Yeah, right.” As he walked away, I snorted in laughter quietly to myself. That exchange was a […]

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Chile, Nature, Spanish Culture and Language

Covid-19, Alpaca Your Bags

Chilean researchers discovered a potent resource in alpaca immune systems to use against the pandemic virus. An international team headed by Alejandro Rojas Fern├índez, head of the Medical Biotechnology Lab of the University Austral of Chile, published findings for developing and using alpaca antibodies to fight Covid-19. The unique proteins the researchers found, called HCAb, […]

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