The Pandemic is a Reality

by Steve Weiner, 22 June 2020 Marking California’s northern border with an Oregon welcome sign is unnecessary on account of all the weed shops. Of course the sign still stands, but the Beaver State’s looser regulation on the legalized cash crop is the de facto indicator that you’ve left California. As the old growth redwoodsContinue reading “The Pandemic is a Reality”

Traveling During a Pandemic

Where will we go next? by Steve Weiner, 25 April 2020 (photos by Ekin Balcıoğlu) We got tickets on Tuesday for the evacuation flight out of Turkey on Thursday at 2am. The US Embassy had been keeping us informed about limited commercial travel options back to the states, which forced us to consider routes throughContinue reading “Traveling During a Pandemic”

Okay, Now What?

Governor, Can’t We Please Go Back to Normal? by Steve Weiner, 11 April 2020 I experienced my first proof-of-health checkpoint in Turkey on a recent escape from captivity to the beach. Under prior circumstances, being waved to the side of the road by masked police officers would have dampened the excitement of the afternoon excursion.Continue reading “Okay, Now What?”

We All Live in a Personal Submarine

Or How I Learned to Stop Freaking Out and Love Isolation by Steve Weiner, 1 April 2020 It’s going to be a rough two week period.  There have been many turning points over the Big Reset these last few months, but none more monumental than the President of the United States saying those words whileContinue reading “We All Live in a Personal Submarine”