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Susan and I finally caught our share of Covid. The scourge of China’s lab experiments. It was the strangest sick I’ve ever experienced. First off, for a while it was back and forth with feeling terribly achy and tired, then feeling fine… like I wasn’t sick. This feeling “fine” would last for hours. It’s as if the Covid viral bodies just couldn’t quite get it together. Like some kind of half botched hostile space alien invasion.

Then it happened. I lost the ability to taste my food. That was devastating. In fact, it still is… it’s been over two weeks since I lost my sense of taste and it’s only barely coming back. It’s like my taste buds have developed some kind of funny chemical flavored filter on them. And after a couple of bites, I lose my taste altogether again.

My friends say I never had any taste. But I told them… Yet, you hang out with me!

Don’t poke the bear.

Except for the taste thing, I’m mostly over being sick now. Still feeling a little tired and lethargic, but I’m sure that will pass. 

This viral scourge has done, and is doing a lot of global damage. We here in the USA weren’t fully prepared for its invasive onslaught. It’s taking years to recover. Many lives have been lost. Thankfully, the “invasion” seems to be tapering off.

I’m not sure what the most important lesson is from Covid-19, but I expect everyone planet wide could benefit from a bit more mentally healing neighborly equalizing love and respect.

Truth is, we need more Truth!

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By Ed Caldwell

Except for some unavoidable honey-dos, I pretty much goof off for a living now. My last career job was designing internet operating circuit boards along with a distinguished team of engineers, managers and support personnel. Prior to that I was an electronics technician evolving into circuit board design in the defense industry working with tactical missile systems. My first career job was a professional artist. During my younger years I worked many odd jobs beginning at age nine with a newspaper delivery route.

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