The Writings Of Tao Writer – Isolation Day 70 – Is It Worth Dying For?

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Tao Writer (April 17, 1948 -) Today is Day 70 of isolation here in Loja, Ecuador. Like most of the world, Loja is beginning to open up, slowly. Yesterday, our restriction status went from red (strict restrictions) to yellow (relaxed restrictions) and a later curfew from 2:00pm to 9:00pm. Everyone is still required to wear a …

The Writings Of Tao Writer – Donald Trump, Serial Killer Extraordinaire – Day 66

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Tao Writer (April 17, 1948 -) On day 66 of isolation as I count the number of friends and family lost to the CoVid-19 virus, my thoughts once again turn political and to the President who failed America. A serial killer is typically a person who murders three or more people, usually in service of abnormal …

The Writings Of Tao Writer – Isolation Day 50 – Everything Is In Its Place

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Tao Writer (April 17, 1948 -) Following the abrupt, unexpectedness of a heart attack three and a half years ago I started to put my end of life wishes in order. You know what I’m talking about, those things growing roots in the back of your memory to prevent them from moving forward and getting done. …

The Writings Of Tao Writer – Isolation Day 42 – When Will It Be Over

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Tao Writer (April 17, 1948 -) Somewhere in the area of twenty two years ago I watched an episode of Star Trek Voyager. I remember being a fan of the first two Star Trek series Original and Next Generation but except for a few memorable episodes, Voyager never settled into my fading TV viewing habits at …

The Writings Of Tao Writer – The “Unexpected”

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Tao Writer (April 17, 1948 -) President Donald Trump has frequently insisted that "nobody" could have seen the coronavirus outbreak coming and that it "came out of nowhere." But Li Wenliang, a 34-year-old ophthalmologist in Wuhan, China who was the first to raise the alarm about a dangerous new virus saw it and notified the authorities …

The Writings Of Tao Writer – Isolation – Day 28 – Beliefs

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Tao Writer (April 17, 1948 -) I have written about beliefs before (Beliefs Part I and Part II). I am writing about them again this week because one of my isolation mates is a fundamentalist christian. Basically fundamentalism is a movement or attitude stressing strict and literal adherence to a set of basic principles emphasizing a …

The Writings Of Tao Writer – Being Old Is A Gift, Sometimes

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Tao Writer (April 17, 1948 -) Being Old Is A Gift, Sometimes Each day I search the numbers. The newly infected, the newly dead, the total infected, the total dead. The numbers keep rising. I search the countries and states where my friends and families live, Estonia, Cuba, Wales, Spain, Fuji, Australia, New York, New Jersey, …

The Writings Of Tao Writer – Isolation – Day Twelve – Routines

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Tao Writer (April 17, 1948 -) As much as I dislike having a routine, I seem to be settling into one. I initially thought I would be living in the hotel alone during the isolation period. I stocked up on canned beans and vegetables, pasta, coffee, and chocolate bars. I only have a small microwave to …

The Writings Of Tao Writer – Who Is Leading The United States?

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Infighting, turf wars and a president more concerned with the stock market and media coverage than policy have defined the Trump White House. They have also defined how it has handled a pandemic. -NYT March 16, 2020 Tao Writer (April 17, 1948 -) I was living in New Jersey during Donald Trump’s Atlantic City fiasco. …

The Writings Of Tao Writer – Covid 19 – Truth and Transparency

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Tao Writer (April 17, 1948 -) The shame of our society is the world no longer recognizes the truth. Li Wenliang, a 34-year-old ophthalmologist in Wuhan, China who first raised the alarm about a dangerous new virus in an online forum on December 30, 2019 was punished by police and forced to declare his information was …