Category: Max’s Back Pocket

Max’s Back Pocket Vol. VII

Another Saturday is here and is see flurries coming down again. Aside from the cold weather, I have to say this has been my best week yet coping with our new normal. I am not exactly sure what clicked, but my overall stress level has normalized and my mood has generally been positive about everything. It is pretty amazing how adaptable humans are. I already enjoy the simple things life has to offer, but that...

Max’s Back Pocket Vol. VI

This was the first week since starting my questionable blogging career that I just didn’t feel like writing. Call it a lack of motivation. Even up until this morning, I was going to take a week off from the “Max’s Back Pocket” series. Perhaps some of the stress and complete routine destruction caused by the COVID-19 pandemic is catching up to me. Even Mrs. Max OOP wasn’t 100% this week. We also got some snow;...

Max’s Back Pocket Vol. V

Another week came and went. It seems like just yesterday I was watching coverage of China’s plan to build two hospitals in 10 days. I saw video footage of hundreds of excavators, bulldozers, front-loaders, and cranes working on clearing the site. That was way back in late January and it felt like this thing was a world away. I remember blowing it off. Now, COVID-19 has all but permanently changed our daily life. I couldn’t...

Max’s Back Pocket Vol. IV

Well, another work week in the new world of COVID-19 has come and gone. It’s a stressful time for everyone. I need to start this the same as I did last week by recognizing all of the first responders and frontline healthcare workers dealing with this crisis. This is going to get much harder before it gets easier. My health system is doing a great job preparing for a potential surge. I may get pulled...

Max’s Back Pocket Vol. III

Before we get started with the third edition of Max’s Back Pocket, I wanted to take a minute to recognize the unprecedented events that have taken place this week. Entire states are shut down due to COVID-19. We don’t know how far or wide it will reach. Hopefully, we can collectively flatten the curve. My thoughts are with anyone impacted and all front-line workers standing by to help. I am also thinking of all the...