Decision Making

It’s been an interesting week.  My wife thought we might have COVID-19, so we got Tested.  If you saw my last post, you know my thoughts on the testing process.  Let me just say that it was deeply unpleasant.  In the same way a transorbital lobotomy is unpleasant.  Nonetheless, testing is an essential part of…

A Little Bit of Chill

Hello, Weirdos! It’s been a good week.  My wife is finally done with grading and on summer break.  We’ve already started enjoying our increased time together.  We spent all evening yesterday doing craft projects, which is one of our favorite things.  We’ve begun binge-watching shows.  I finally had the chance to introduce her to Picard…

Q & A Session

Hello, Weirdos! WeirdWanderer.com has been trucking along for a bit over two months now.  Posting these entries is a lot of fun and I hope you’ve been enjoying them along with me.  I thought it would be a lot longer before I had follower questions to answer, but some have already come in.  So, this…

My New Store!

This is going to be a short one. A few posts ago I offered up an idea for a device that allows people to interact with the many buttons we encounter in our modern lives without risking contamination from the plethora of germs such surfaces accumulate – a copper button pusher.  I made a video…

A Break from Coronavirus

A Break from Coronavirus Though it is increasingly difficult not to talk about the pandemic, I think it’s time for at least a short break from the subject of COVID-19. I mentioned in an earlier post that I spent a few years as a professional writer. While most of my writing, certainly most of what…

Another Weird Idea

New information suggests that a large percentage of people with COVID-19 may be asymptomatic – meaning they have the disease and can spread it without even knowing it. It is more important than ever to wear a mask in public. Of course, the problem is that masks are in such short supply, and the N95…

Weirdly Calm

It seems the early models of worst-case coronavirus scenarios in the U.S. are not coming true.  Infections and deaths are significantly less than expected.  While this isn’t a reason to relax our efforts to combat this disease, it should mean we can at least take a breath.  Just make sure you're six feet away from…

Weird Ideas

Aliens Attack!  Humanity, devastated by invasion from above, forms a resistance and fights back, reclaiming the Earth! Asteroid Impact!  People from all nations come together, forgetting past differences, to rebuild society! Coronavirus Spreads!  People wash hands and stay indoors! Yeah, the pandemic has us all feeling a bit helpless.  COVID-19 isn’t like a Bond villain…

A Bit of Weird Science

As the coronavirus saga continues, I find my curiosity triggered almost daily.  Something I have been wondering is, why is washing hands with soap and water so effective against COVID-19?  More effective, in fact, than hand sanitizer.  The answer is pretty cool. Essentially, the “skin” of a virus is made of lipids (fats).  Normally, fats…