|Monster companies like Amazon have been devastating to bookstores globally. While it may just represent the inevitable march to the Googlazon industrial complex, one shop owner isn’t going down without a fight. Andy Hunter, who feels that book shops are “essential to a healthy culture,” started a site called bookshop.org which gives independent booksellers a way to compete against the Big Guys. Nice work!|
|In Our Father’s Hand|
“He will cover you with his pinions, and under his wings you will find refuge” Psalm 91
|The best dads don’t think about Father’s day. They’re too busy looking out for your future.|
Thank you to my father, and yours, for they are all gifts of the One from whom all families are named. Amen!
|“It’s just like the flu.”|
|I know I’ve said it.|
But it’s not true.
I didn’t make it up. I wasn’t trying to be deceptive. COVID is just like the flu in some ways. But it is also very much not like the flu in powerful and even perplexing ways.
The problem is that even the “experts” are still shooting in the dark, and, worse, admitting that they feel justified in lying to the rest of us whenever they feel it suits them.
It’s pretty hard to take any of them too seriously any more. But we here in the madness have beet trying. Truly, we almost lost Frisby the Hand in the trenches on this mission to pin down the actual differences between COVID and the flu. The more she learned, the less she could even begin to say.
What follows below is what we know we can say. We submit it to you as a barometer in the madness, in the hope than, for all the white noise, Us, the Chill wherever we are can work together in those sojourns to foster local understanding, good practice, patience and the hope for peaceful and quiet lives.
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Is coronavirus (SARS-CoV2) like the flu?
1. Ways they are similar
They are both transmitted through infected droplets and begin with similar symptoms.
2. How people die from COVID
Lancet says they found that COVID deaths could be classified under three categories:
– respiratory failure (with or without intervention),
– cardiogenic shock (with or without resuscitation) and
– septic shock (multiple organ failure)
3. How people die from flu
Directly through cell damage in the lungs but indirectly through bacterial infection(pneumonia) or sepsis (organ failure)
4. “Cytokine storm” immune response may be contributing to death toll
An overwhelming immune system response known as a “cytokine storm” can complicate matters. Some doctors think this may be the chief cause of “sepsis” and consequently organ failure death.
NEWS: 06/19/20 drugs may help calm this down
5. Do ventilators help?Mechanical ventilation may overcompensate and lead to higher death rate but some say that the stats have not taken everything into account
NEWS: 06/19/20 common steroid drug has prevented people dying
We do our best to speak truth here at Mad Mondays. Wade with us through the muck as we try to protect our families and do what is best for our towns. If you come across updated information, feel free to send it our way. Let’s get educated together.
Be strong, and let your heart know courage.
|We have a Dust sighting!|
This is not the story. This is “the back cover” pitch to the whole serial and world which hopefully will follow.
|It is the |
After What, and When?
|No one remembers. |
Imperiors rule among the scars of Before. The threat from ferals never rests.
And the flow…
The flow is the one thing needful.
Humanity is but another of the many wretched creeping things on a diseased rock hurtling through a maddening and infinite shadow of space. But such existentiality has little recourse in a world enslaved to the harsh pantheon of survival’s gods, awash with the craving for daily fruect, and in endless search for the right alchemy of tec and farmato take it from others before they take it from you.
This is the only virtue in the real world. You don’t need to remember anything else to see that. Nothing else matters, whether you’re just another pathetic gioe eking it out among the wilds of the Back Half, or one of them ‘murai beyonders and whatever geitzdamd barbarity in the Haywire Barrier churns them out to be the space-eyed syichoes that they are. I don’t doubt for an instant that eves the mythical Silentblessed, sheltering in mystery on the heights of Aurora Zenith, if they even exist at all, still wake up each morn to find they must worship the everlasting flight from desperation with the same inevitability as the day before.
Not today, we each must say.
Until the day we don’t anymore.
Normally, that’s not a good day.
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Focus: Psalm 127
Habakkuk, 2 Timothy 1, Luke 17
1 Kings 17, Ephesians 3, Luke 7