I've been pretty unhappy with the name of my blog. It worked at the beginning but it seems like all respectable blogs have some catchy name. So, I think I've found a word that describes me fairly well and is catchy (at least I think so). As you can see, I've come to: DIVERGENCE. What does it mean? 1. The act of diverging. Don't you love dictionaries? I love how they define a word with a word that needs defining itself. 2. difference or disparity: a difference between two or more things such as opinions or attitudes 3. failure to conform or match: deviation from something such as a typical pattern or expressed wish 4. moving apart: the process of separating or moving apart to follow different paths or different courses I find that as I continue to learn and grow older, things that I believed strongly in the past have been challenged and replaced by new thoughts, ideas, and beliefs. Don't hold anything I write against me because I might have changed my mind by the next day. I also probably believe contradictory things that any logician would expose. Also, I like to explore different topics and ideas without worrying what I might come to. So, I think it describes me and my blog and I hope you like it.
At the first chance possible we took Luke (10) and Zeke (7) to get vaccinated against COVID-19. There are four reasons we made this choice that I hope might encourage other parents to do the same. First, we trust the science and data that has undeniably shown that vaccinations work. They reduce the risk of contracting COVID-19 and even if you have a breakthrough case, the chance of hospitalization or even death are drastically reduced. You can see the overwhelming data from California here: https://covid19.ca.gov/state-dashboard/#postvax-status Without question, we have trusted our doctors and the regular immunization schedule for school. We get a flu shot every year. We give our kids Tylenol or Ibuprofen when they're sick. They’ve taken antibiotics as prescribed. We aren’t going to stop trusting our doctors now. Second, we’re doing it to protect their grandparents and other adults with risk factors. While the risk of serious complications for them is quite low, it is high for t