What will Benny do: reader’s choice

Benny did his homework, of course. He knows about the dogs. The VC company involved is one of his clients, although the founder/managing partner is the only one who knows Bill and Benny. One of the Jets had a fishing boat accident too, years…

Prospective Contact Tracing

Benny took a break from insider trading in soon-to-fail biotech companies, particularly those with dementia and viral breakthroughs, to pivot. Among a number of “to do’s” on his list was a notion about contact tracing and high tech. NASCAR…

Johnny can’t smell - Part XI

The customer sipped his coffee as Johnny made change. He made a face and handed back the coffee complaining, “this isn’t what I ordered. Smell it!” She remade the drink correctly and apologized saying, “my bad. It’s on me today.”…

Agent Orange meets the Novel Virus - Part X

Blowing in the Wind, Bob Dylan How many deaths will it take... They were boys in 1966, 20 +/- 2 years. Company A is now cohort A- they’re 75 years old, +/-2 they earned cohort status and medals for valor and bravery because American Air…

Johnny is an Opposer, Part IX

Johnny has her monkey voices and her brilliance battles with her mania, a.k.a. ADHD on the spectrum, somewhere. I.Q. Score is 141 (thanks Stanford-Binet). If I cared I could be a doctor, like you. Could be or would be? asks Bennie. Her…

Johnny and Stefanie, Part VIII

She drives in there with a couple of hard lefts, in a Rubicon going too fast and when she gets to the window she yells over the blaring oldies 96.9 “two of whatever Benny gets.” She bristles. "Where’s Benny?” She bristles back. “So…

Sometimes as an Antidote to Fear of Death I Eat the Stars - Part VII

Rebecca Elson. Part VII When we wrestled as 8th graders on the verdant or muddy yard at the corner of North Washington and Green Ridge streets in Scranton in 1967, if Timmy or Danny got you in a headlock, you knew you were toast and you yelled…

CAMUS; the Plague Part VI

Reader discretion advised: 13% of us will have a stress-related psychotic break during the pandemic. If you feel responsible for giving the virus to others and you feel guilty for causing their death, you have a psychosis. Medication and cognitive…

You've Got A Plastic Spoon...Part V

By JOHN HOPKINS, DR.P.H. ...AND THE ICE CREAM IS FROZEN... PART V The quarantine opposition is ready for a confrontation. Hoping to further obfuscate and downplay the initial failures of the viral immunization trials reported on Friday…

ANATOMY OF AN OUTBREAK - Part IV

By JOHN HOPKINS, DR.P.H. "Caught in the Devil’s Bargain" Joni Mitchell, “Woodstock”` PART IV A million virus particles on the head of a pin. Got it? It’s not a hundred pins in your lungs; now it’s a thousand... It’s the…