November 18, 2022

Well, I have finally joined the many thousands of people who have contracted Covid.  It manifested as a bad cold that lasted about a week.  I think we are all letting our guard down too early.  We are not over this yet, but undoubtedly impossible to get people to put their masks back on. 

I may have caught it while dining in a crowded restaurant at Fisherman’s Wharf.  I had relatives visiting from out of state and they insisted on visiting this location.  As a longtime resident of the Bay Area, I have religiously avoided Fisherman’s Wharf.  I always considered it too touristy.  I was pleasantly surprised however at how beautiful this area is.  I must take my bike down there soon and ride it along the waterfront. 

I later flew back to the northern Midwest for the Thanksgiving holiday.  It’s snowing up here and the rental car company gave me a nice big four-wheel drive truck.  The last time I visited, they had rented me a lemon.  They promised me a free upgrade this time, and did they ever deliver!  Nice to have such a vehicle in this snow and ice.

The Republicans are getting ready to take over Congress.  They are promising an agenda that has nothing to do with what people want or need.  I’m wondering if the bulk of the American people are leaning toward sanity, and won’t be fooled anymore by madness.  We shall see.  Meanwhile, all eyes are on the Georgia runoff.  Sadly, voter suppression is alive and well in that state, as recorded by this recent documentary vigilantemovie.com

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Susan Casslan is a writer and a nurse. Her writing touches on spirituality and issues pertaining to social justice. Casslan lived for a decade in the San Francisco Inner Mission District, and she was greatly inspired by the Latinx culture of that neighborhood. The Inner Mission emerges in her books Conversations with Richard Purcell: The Adventures and Reflections of a Renegade San Francisco Priest and That Which Wavers with the Night, as well as in her chapbook 24th Street and Other Poems. Additionally, Casslan’s nonfiction articles have appeared in El Tecolote, an Inner Mission newspaper.

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