Coronavirus: Must-See Daily Briefings

Coronavirus: Must-See Daily Briefings

Coronavirus Updated DailyLatest: Tuesday, May 26, 2020 I can’t recall the last time I praised a Republican — probably ‘cuz I never have! — but Ohio’s Governor Mike DeWine is doing an exemplary job in addressing the Coronavirus crisis. Most days at 2:00 PM DeWine conducts a press briefing presenting the latest news and updates […]

COVID: My Readers Speak

COVID: My Readers Speak

Coronavirus Every state in the U.S. is now reopening. The pace, restrictions and guidance vary based sometimes on science and sometimes on politics. And sometimes on both. The jury is out regarding which state’s approach is best or whether it’s wise to even be reopening at all right now. Perhaps we’ll see the verdict in […]

Wisdom for Difficult Times

Wisdom for Difficult Times

Mind, Body & Soul There’s not much I can add. The wisdom & perspective in these videos speaks for itself. I hope they expand your mind and soothe your soul in these difficult times. David Allen: I Am Unreasonably Joyful Max Ehrmann: A Life Changing Poem for Hard Times Charles Bukowski: The Laughing Heart Sadhguru: […]

Two-Minute Tips for Turbulent Times

Two-Minute Tips for Turbulent Times

Mind, Body & Soul I needed this! I’m overwhelmed these days with the pressures of work. I was cleaning out my personal email this afternoon and stumbled upon the latest edition of David Allen’s Productive Living Newsletter. It pointed to a series of quick videos offering very helpful and grounding advice under the title Two-Minute Tips […]

Finding Peace in Difficult Times

Finding Peace in Difficult Times

Mind, Body and Soul These are hard times. As the COVID crisis enters its third month, millions are struggling with difficult feelings arising from cabin fever, loneliness (or overcrowding!), unemployment, debt, and more. Overshadowing everything is an eerie anxiety, a persistent nagging uncertainty over our basic survival. Will I get sick? Will I die? Will […]

I Hope…

I Hope…

Coronavirus For once I hope the conservative right-wing media and pundits are correct. This is the first and probably last time you’ll hear me say it. Increasingly they seem to be saying all this talk about the virus is malarkey, and even worse, nefarious. Fauci is running some kind of game or something. The “threat” […]

I’m Done Debating About Trump

I’m Done Debating About Trump

I’ve grown weary of debating about Trump, the person. I find the man insufferable, but debating about the person is futile. I actually had a good conversation once, but since then not so much. Arguing about Trump, the person, leads down a rabbit hole with no resolution. There’s no value added and the debate is ultimately irrelevant […]

Ben & Johnny’s COVID Video Call

Ben & Johnny’s COVID Video Call

Gay Video of the Week I received an email last week from the Dare Project. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, check out my post ‘Dare I Say, the Sequel is Out!‘ from last September (by far my most viewed!) or the Dare Project website. If you’ve been following the story of Ben […]

Sweden’s Strategy: No Lockdown

Sweden’s Strategy: No Lockdown

Coronavirus Sweden’s approach to handling the Coronavirus crisis is almost 180° opposite of virtually the entire rest of the world. There are some similarities to world practices. Social distancing is recommended (but not mandated) and homes for the elderly don’t allow visitors. There’s also greater distancing in restaurants, but otherwise life in Sweden is pretty […]

Music: Refuge, Solace & Inspiration 3

Music: Refuge, Solace & Inspiration 3

Mind, Body & Soul This is my third post in a series titled Music: Refuge, Solace & Inspiration where I’ve assembled some of the music people worldwide are creating and uploading while in isolation and quarantine. Among the most remarkable examples is a stunning father & daughter duo from Utah, Mat and Savanna Shaw. Savanna is […]

May 1st: Lives vs Livelihoods?

May 1st: Lives vs Livelihoods?

Coronavirus May 1st is Opening Day when America starts emerging from lockdown — maybe. The pressure to do so is immense, and I get it. We are in the midst of a worldwide crisis that working people across the planet are experiencing as a very intimate and personal struggle. Thrown out of work millions have […]