Good morning! Today is an auspicious day: it is my 19th wedding anniversary, it is my parents’ 47th wedding anniversary. I hope this is a good day for you, too.
- The 2021 hurricane season is expected to be a doozy; accordingly, President Biden has already allocated $1 billion in disaster relief funds.
- There are myriad reasons to get your 12+ kiddo vaccinated – and at my house, the prospect of a “normal” summer is high on that list. Summer camps throughout Georgia are seeing a surge in interest from prospective campers.
- Many teens want to be vaccinated, but are prevented from doing so by their vaccine-hesitant parents. This poses a particular problem for teens who want to play on a sports team or attend a college where vaccines are required (it’s not as rare as you think to start college at age 17). Unlike Georgia, our neighbors South Carolina, Tennessee, and Alabama allow mature minors to receive the COVID-19 without parental consent. Here’s what other teens are doing to help each other find their vaccine.
- The complicated dynamics of moving Georgians off of the waiting list for home care.
- Jellyfish are disgusting. They are awful. I hate them! If, like me, you find the prospect of these loathsome creatures to be both heart-stopping and stomach-lurching, you may want to avoid Tybee Island for the time being.
- Elsewhere in nature, many Macon residents are calling the cops on Brood X cicadas.
- Spaceport update!
- Willie Spence of Douglas, Georgia, didn’t win American Idol – but that’s not stopping his legions of fans across the country.