All photos made with my iPhone 11XR. Enjoy!
I made many efforts to get sharp images of birds last week on my trip to CT, and a few came out well, such as this one.
Sunday morning view in Branford, CT
One image from the last day of my trip to CT.
In a reflective mood
A photo I made today in the Jenkins Arboretum and Gardens, in Devon, PA.
One more bird portrait
Since the bird was posing so kindly!
Avian photo models
Seen in Ocean City, NJ, shortly before sunset today.
The new versions of COVID-19 are no joke
This is worrisome and everybody should know about it.
A good Twitter thread on COVID-19, inequality, morbidity, and vaccines
I just read the thread that starts with this tweet: https://twitter.com/thrasherxy/status/1524780425847181312?s=21&t=g7F-ikgMkS9so5zKI7PbHQ by Dr. Thrasher.
When I read the first tweet, I immediately saw “base-rate fallacy” flash in front of my eyes. It turned out not to be this at all. I recommend the thread, all of it, and some thinking about the malignant combination of inequality with the COVID-19 pandemic. (Others have discussed the insidious effects of inequality on the pandemic, of course. I am putting together some of those discussions and research for my materials for the economic inequality course I teach and the book on it I am drafting.)
I fear that our society, here in the U.S., is so committed to ignoring the importance of public goods, such as public health measures that mitigate infectious-disease transmission, that it is simply unable to deal with this pandemic effectively. As a result, we will probably see years of mutating Coronaviruses of the SARS-COVID variety, and will be consistently responding the wrong way to their emergence.
(I could of course have responded on Twitter, but I have decided to use this blog more and Twitter less for discussions like this. I am letting this be auto-tweeted, though. I may cease contributing to Twitter at all, depending of how big a mess EM makes of it once it is under his control.)
A riot of color
One more photo from the Morris Arboretum today. Tomorrow I may post something about economics.
Yay! I am posting on this blog again.
I have shamefully neglected this blog. Now that the rough Spring 2022 semester is over, I am starting to post again. First step: this photo of delicate flowers in the Morris Arboretum in Philadelphia, which I photographed today.