A shifting narrative

‘Nobody knew there would be a pandemic or epidemic of this proportion’ ‘It’s going to disappear. One day it’s like a miracle – it will disappear’‘Anybody that needs a test gets a test. We – they’re there. They have the tests. And the tests are beautiful’‘I’ve always known this is a real – this is a pandemic. I felt it was a pandemic long before it was called a pandemic. I’ve always viewed it as very serious’ Americans will have access ‘to vaccines, I think, relatively soon’

Published by nelsongon

I love media and communication, as well as digital technology. I write in Spanish and English, fluent in both languages: speak, read, write, comprehend. I was born in New York, but was sent to Puerto Rico at an early age, where I lived until drafted by the U.S. army. Upon returning from an honorable discharge, I found Puerto Rico small and limited at the time. I moved to Boston where I pursued musical studies and later worked as a musician, teacher, and speech-pathologist in New York. I studied music at Berklee College of Music, Boston, MA, and Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology at various New York City colleges, including New York University, New York City, New York. I played professionally in Puerto Rico, prior to entering Berklee College of Music, and after finishing studies there I played in the 80’s bass guitar briefly, with various latin bands, including the Machito Big Band Orchestra in 1982. I was part of their recording that year. Once I saw the transitory nature of music, I studied speech-pathology and worked in that function after teaching middle-school and elementary grades in the New York City Board/Department of Education. In that capacity, I also worked for the New York City Department of Health as an independent contractor providing therapy and evaluations for pre-school and school-age children. I later worked in the high school setting in that capacity before I retired from the Department of Education. I am now retired and with my spare time, I pursue old, and new dreams, as age is a reminder of the evanescence and impermanence of life.

One thought on “A shifting narrative

  1. We need to hold onto hose quotes. Trump’s job approval rating is at an all time high… and now almost fifty percent. The message isn’t getting out. America’s epidemic is out in front of the rest of the world because Trump spent six weeks denying and alternatively patting himself on the back instead of figuring out a national strategy.

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