Don't get me wrong, I'm glad they shovel snow on campus. It's better than the alternative. However having these steep banks makes it tough to social distance by dipping into the grass. It makes it much more critical to dodge the people who won't give appropriate space.
Snowed in Campus
The old campus during the snowfall. The festive lights don't reflect the winter silence in the dead of night. It's good - Means people aren't partying in person.
15 Minute Dining Area
The 15 minute dining area with sneeze shields in the Bowen Thompson Student Union.
Lenhart Grand Ballroom
The Lenhart Grand Ballroom in the Bowen Thompson Student Union, converted into a COVID-19 test site for the Spring 2021 semester. This room has hosted George H. W. Bush, Ray Bradbury, and Pat Paulsen but this might just be its most important role.
Disinfectant wipes for sale at Staples in Bowling Green, Ohio. I think the various pricing differences between brands which can be seen here are interesting, but what's really interesting is how much some other stores gouge these prices. I'm glad Staples has the decency to offer fair prices on this…
The Saturday Fire
For reasons which will soon become apparent, my fingers are in a bit of a state. I apologize for any typos, but it’s hard to type and spell check is actively making things worse.
This story discusses blood, possible domestic abuse, and fire, though thankfully no deaths. This is your warning to…
The cold is creeping through my door. The heater is on just a few feet away, yet more and more buildup accumulates. Only God knows how bad it would be if I didn't have electricity. I hope for a swift recovery in areas of the country where they do not have electricity. Dealing with the pandemic is…
I was wondering if anyone else has noticed the phenomenon of fictional avatars during class on Zoom. At Bowling Green State University online synchronous or hybrid classes I've seen the following. * Gatekeeper from Fire Emblem: Three Houses + "Greetings Professor!" * Senpai (Roses face) from…
My Unofficial Safety Techniques
Through the pandemic I have adopted a few techniques I use for safety. I have no idea if these actually help, but they make me feel slightly safer so for my mental health I do them. Maybe some grad student can get a grant to test these out sometime in the future and see if the work or something.…
Abandoned Bicycle Follow Up
The bicycle has apparently stayed put for several months, snow covering it. I sincerely hope the owner is well. If this weren't a pandemic, I would simply assume neglect. Yet now it's a sobering possibility. Memento mori.