Photos from Downtown in the Time of the Coronavirus

I continue to take long walks around the city during the current shutdown. It’s mostly quiet and a bit eerie. Spring is coming in hard on the downtown blocks. People scurry about, keeping six feet apart and inexplicably avoiding eye contact. We’ve become skittish about chance encounters. It’s a different kind of city. As much […]

COVID-19: 4/3/2020 Updates (Including Today’s Briefing from the Governor)

Today is Tennessee’s first day under the new Stay at Home order. The order was issued by Governor Lee yesterday evening and carries criminal charges for those found in violation. Consultations are currently underway to determine how enforcement will be carried out. The Governor also called a 12:30 press briefing, prompting our local Knox County […]

COVID-19: 4/2/2020 Updates (Including Today’s Health Department Briefing)

I hope this afternoon finds each of you safe and secure. These are strange times, of course, and they are hard for many. We’ve always known we should be thankful for family, shelter ,and food, but that means a little bit more right now. Please be aware of those who are struggling for any of […]

Photos From Around the City

I’m taking a lot of walks (and assiduously avoiding proximity to others). Of course, I always take my camera, often looking for scenes emblematic of the current situation. But not always. Sometimes a scene is simply pretty. Or interesting. Despite what is going on in human world, Spring is springing in natural world. It’s worth […]

COVID-19: 4/1/2020 Update (Including Today’s Health Department Briefing)

I hope you are each staying as safe as possible and following the Safer at Home orders issued by state and local governments. As with any rapidly evolving situation, it’s easy to be a step behind. I think that goes for individuals as well as governments and medical professionals. The concept of doing now what […]