Presented here are a number of iconic photos, images that we instantly recognize that have defined a date, an era or event. Many times, these images illustrate the negative side of human history, such as war, death or destruction. Sometimes, they celebrate positive aspects of life.
I’ve been wondering what the iconic image of our time will be. Will it show a police officer with his knee on a dying George Floyd? Will we see a medical professional decked out in full Personal Protective Equipment, ready to take on COVID-19? Or will a once-bustling city street, now deserted be the image we remember?
One image I hope it won’t be is that of a young child, dead or dying, after being forced to return to a school that opened way too early, before the pandemic was brought under control.
I am a retired journalist with nearly 30 years in the field, during which time I was a reporter and held numerous editor positions at local newspapers and a number of magazines. After I retired, I was a sub in my local school district, then did PR for that district. I hold a Bachelor's Degree in journalism, and as for my politics, that's simple: I'm a liberal Democrat.
I'm married, and my wife recently retired after 25 years as a teacher. We have one daughter, who has earned her PhD and works at a UC.
Through this blog, I hope to pass on some interesting thoughts and ideas, entertain with some lighthearted posts and generally quell my pandemic-induced boredom.
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2020 also had the massive fires in Australia, murder hornets, the bad situation in Hong Kong and so much more. I don’t think there will be a single iconic image of 2020. This is certainly one of the most eventful years in my lifetime.