Cloister Commentary, Day 302: Why Is That!

Reported yesterday by KOMU 8:

“The Columbia/Boone County Public Health and Human Services will not move forward to allow Phase 1B – Tier 2 to be able to get a COVID-19 vaccine on Monday, despite activation of the tier from the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services.

“‘Our department is not (moving forward), but it’s my understanding that no other vaccinator in the county is either including the hospital systems,” Ashton Day, a Boone County Health Department Health Educator, said. “We simply just do not have the vaccine supply to move ahead to that.'”

Patience, yes. Yes, we understand patience.

Why don’t they have the supply? It’s a rhetorical question as far as the comment section is concerned.

Streaming for Strivers:

Listened to Maxinquaye yesterday for the first time in maybe 15 years and it sounded like a completely different album. You never step into the same album twice. So…

Cloister Commentary, Day 140: Busy Doing “Nothing”

I don’t like the idea of doing something just so I will have subject matter to write about the next day, so I don’t, and I didn’t. To me, the day was quite exciting but I read for hours, which beats bunji jumping by a mile. I’m lucky to have four great books going at once, but you’ll hear about those later, rest assured.

Wait! There was some traditional excitement! Nicole and I did enjoy watering our friend’s garden, flowers, and shrubs while she was out of town, and as I was putting her trash out, I became transfixed by the fancy (to me) insulation in her garage. I’ll have to get us some of that.

Oh yes, and my former student Joseph Kenney invited me not only to guest on his rap podcast (not as a performer!) but also to add tracks to the show’s companion YouTube playlist. He may live to regret both choices. He did survive my class, back in the relatively halcyon Nineties.

Streaming for Survivors:

Product of a deep crate-dig. For Joe…