Mind, Body & Soul

Mind, Body & Soul

So… How are ya? Scared? Anxious? Stressed? Overwhelmed? Bored? Lonely? Restless? Or are ya chillin’, getting some needed rest and enjoying binge-watching Netflix? I hope it’s the latter. These are difficult and scary times for most people, to be sure. It’s not going to end on Easter, of course, but we also can’t say exactly […]

It’s Not Like They Didn’t Know

It’s Not Like They Didn’t Know

  I wrote here a few days ago about how the incoming Trump Administration disbanded the White House’s National Security Council Directorate for Global Health Security and Biodefense, slashed CDC funding — and basically dismantling its entire infrastructure and firing its in-house expertise for dealing with a global pandemic. The details and citations are in […]

Laughter, Song & Solidarity

Laughter, Song & Solidarity

  I can’t think of anything in modern history that approaches the current crisis we now face with the Coronavirus or COVID-19. History has seen world wars and famines. injustice and oppression, mass genocide and atrocities, natural disasters, and more — yet I can’t think of anything that has directly and personally affected every single […]

Coronavirus: Must-See Daily Briefings

Coronavirus: Must-See Daily Briefings

Updated Saturday, March 28, 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 concerning Coronavirus […]

Coronavirus: Must-See Daily Briefings

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Fiddling While Fever Burns

Fiddling While Fever Burns

The Trump Administration is bungling the Coronavirus response at near-criminal magnitude while POTUS soothes his fragile ego with pathetic displays like this at the CDC on March 6: This kind of foolish and transparent self-aggrandizement, though serious, is actually the least of the government’s failings. The threat of Coronavirus first came into focus in early […]

Thank you, Mayor Pete

Thank you, Mayor Pete

I’m to the left of Peter Buttigieg. For that matter, I’m to the left of Bernie Sanders. More on this in future posts. But tonight I want to thank ‘Mayor Pete.’ In the late ’60s and early 70s, when I was a scared teenager in the closet, I could never have imagined I would someday […]

Coronavirus: A Question

Coronavirus: A Question

I wonder… Reports from out west suggest that the Coronavirus has already begun “community spread” in the United States. This means that it’s being transmitted in some way between people, probably similar to a cold or flu. It’s not limited any longer to people that have been in China or the other known hotspots. You’ve […]