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[koko] continuing to under-react to COVID-19

Saturday, July 18th, 2020

“The only thing I knew how to do
Was to keep on keepin’ on like a bird that flew”
(1975) “Tangled Up In Blue” – Bob Dylan

At a March 12 AIX alumni pizza lunch I told a friend something like “We’re probably over-reacting to this, but better to over-react than under-react. This will probably better prepare us for some future pandemic.”

tl;dr In 2020 hindsight, like almost everybody, I was under-reacting. (more…)

[koko] the Ides of March 2020

Sunday, March 15th, 2020

“Genghis Khan and his brother Don
Could not keep on keepin’ on”
(1971) “You Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere” – Bob Dylan

In spite of the pandemic, I feel blessed today. Blessed that my mother was a public health nursing professor, who taught me hygiene and many other useful practices especially useful now. Blessed that my father was a public health statistician, that my sister is a family practice physician, that my graduate studies and early professional life engaged me in probability, modeling, and simulation. I feel better prepared than many to understand and adjust to this new reality.

COVID spread graph

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koko: Tuesday’s measurement of our electorate

Friday, November 11th, 2016

An attempt at organizing thoughts & readings

Tuesday (and early voting in the weeks before) was a measurement, and though decisive, not a very complete or illuminating diagnosis of our population, any more than taking a person’s temperature characterizes their health. Our electoral health is not good. (more…)

Red Arco Iris as a teenager

Monday, April 6th, 2009

Red Arco Iris (en Ingl├ęs, Rainbow Network) is coming of age and has much to celebrate. From Keith and Karen Jaspers’ vision 15 years ago to today, much has been accomplished.

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another 15KM walk

Sunday, March 29th, 2009

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Today was another Capitol 10K. Not a lot different from last year, about 15KM from parking to getting back in the car, a little under 3 hours total this year, about 103.5 minutes on the race clocks, so about 100 minutes, just over 16 minutes/mile, after subtracting for pit stops. (My mental model was to stay with the peloton which maybe I did.)

This year’s cell phone photos are below.

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