Another exciting week in this strange viral infused earthly dimension in which we live. My gradual but limited re-entry into the outside world where that infamous Covid-19 virus awaits to sneakily invade our bodies continues, though caution remains wise. The latest word is the treacherous germs are proliferating, infecting increasing numbers of us, so increased care may be the order of the day.
--My long postponed dental checkup and cleaning that I finally rescheduled went well. Then, a few days later a long-ago broken tooth suddenly became released from its adhesive as it has a couple times in the past. Fortunately, I did not swallow the tooth section. There was no pain. Later my dentist stated consideration of a possible root canal with an Endodontist was in order. Multiple x-rays revealed said canal could not be seen. Seems as we age those canals can narrow and might not easily be found -- who knew, I didn't.
Pondering the issues I imagined what complications an Endodontist might encounter trying to find the canal as the
victim patient reclines with their oral cavity exposed -- mouth open -- for the unknown period of search time. Fortunately for me, with my questioning and hesitation, my dentist concluded another, hopefully, long term adhesive applied to the broken tooth was a viable option in preference to a root canal.
I hope this tooth portion will continue to adhere for a lengthy time, allowing me to avoid any other intrusive dental procedures. The last time of gluing lasting only a little over a year, so I would like to set an endurance record this time as it has lasted much longer in the past. How about a super glue that lasts forever? Or, one of those adhesives resisting thousands of pounds of pressure and stress?
Digressing in a different direction.....
--Health care workers who observe and treat the whole person within appropriate professional limitations as opposed to more narrow interventions are the kind I like and was the type service I provided. So, I was delighted to be the recipient of such service at my dentist's office when a piece of equipment I was using, unrelated to dentition, received much needed adjustment I had thought wasn't possible. Considering during previous weeks/months several other medical offices directly associated with that item had been completely oblivious to the issue, much less adjusting it, I was impressed with such observing caring sensitivity.
Moving on to a variety of other topics.....
--I received in the postal service mail a sample newspaper specifically addressed to me that I'd never heard of previously. Very impressive in size, sections, topics covered. The editor's letter explained how objective the content was and yet even a superficial skimming through quickly revealed the newspaper was very biased.
I think this is an example of the forces that will be at work in the coming years to weaken and undermine our democratic government, to continue promoting views the majority of our voters just rejected. The paper will remain unnamed since I have no desire to provide publicity or promotion of any kind including that which is negative.
--Don't you love it when you receive conflicting recommendations from two different medical doctors for just relatively common ordinary matters where you wouldn't usually seek a third opinion? Take that med -- don't take that med -- huh?
--Our lame duck President still has not admitted defeat -- still keeps spreading his fantasy falsehoods that massive election fraud has occurred accounting for his lower popular vote in his effort to buy time. The U.S. Government Election Officials report "The November 3rd election was the most secure in American history."
The current President's actions continue to be a threat to national security, damaging to democracy, weakening our system of government, betraying his oath of office to safeguard American citizens. Incredibly his political party leaders say and do little to rein in this dangerous loose cannon.
He fails to provide transitional cooperation with our newly elected President which is damaging to our nation's security. One might wonder how any patriotic citizen who supports our constitution, believes in our democratic form of government and freedoms could continue to support our prevaricating current President over our newly elected one.
--My furnace stopped working -- the penalty of having a long-lasting piece of equipment is manufacturers stop making parts so that if you need one, it's not readily available, but if you do get one it's very expensive. Is that what is meant when they say, you can't win for losing? Fortunately, that part of my furnace, though determined to be at risk for malfunction, is still operating but who knows what the future may bring.
--Our local commercial television stations interrupt all sorts of programming to cover vehicle chases as news -- local community police departments, county sheriff departments, California highway patrol following behind cars, vans, even trucks with police helicopters overhead and TV news stations 'copters flying along, too. They televise this action because it attracts increased viewership. I wonder if such news coverage is popular in other metropolitan areas?
--The joys of living have been interspersed with various interruptions such as I experienced this past week as noted above. They do serve to be an interesting contrast with the routine ordinariness of life as we live in this current pandemic environment. Each of you have your own unique experiences infusing your lives.
--Our existence does go on with both the serious and mundane challenges of daily living -- the same, but ever-changing from day to day, week to week, month to month. What is keeping your life in motion?