Music: Refuge, Solace & Inspiration 2

Music: Refuge, Solace & Inspiration 2

Mind, Body & Soul On Monday I posted how people are producing music online to help lift their spirits and those around them. As difficult and scary as this crisis is, there’s beauty too. In so many ways, people are rising to their best selves.  Music is one way. It gives me hope, both here […]

Music: Refuge, Solace & Inspiration

Music: Refuge, Solace & Inspiration

Mind, Body & Soul YouTube is filled with incredible music inspired by the crisis we’re all enduring together, most of it created in lockdown and quarantine. A lot of the music is funny — audio memes — and some of it is poignant. All of it is uplifting! “Music was my refuge. I could crawl […]

Saluting Heroes Worldwide

Saluting Heroes Worldwide

Coronavirus I wake up in different moods these days. The past few weeks I’ve been incredibly busy with all the work transition to home — for myself and my staff (I’m a Manager) — plus special assignments on top of it all. Today it feels like the realization of this crisis has sunk in at new […]

No Patience Left: A Rant

No Patience Left: A Rant

Guest Author: Patrick Cusick Introduction Today I welcome guest author Patrick Cusick. Patrick has worked in public heath for 22 years with the City of Cleveland. I should probably point out that our opinions expressed here are personal and not those of the City. Patrick’s career has been preparing for this and similar crises, and […]

“See the light in each other. Be the light for each other.”

“See the light in each other. Be the light for each other.”

Mind, Body & Soul The title of this post is a quote that says it all: “See the light in each other. Be the light for each other.” It’s not known who said it. But if ever there was a time when we’ve needed to have each others’ back, this is it. “Sometimes all a […]

“Right in the Darkness is Profound Light”

“Right in the Darkness is Profound Light”

Mind, Body & Soul A lot of people these days are struggling in a lot of ways. Fear and worry top the list in “these uncertain times,” as the pandemic is often called now. With so many affected in so many different ways, and to different degrees, the feelings experienced cover the spectrum. There’s a […]

Ew, Gross! But Important.

Ew, Gross! But Important.

Coronavirus These videos are powerful demonstrations of why we need to keep physically distant right now. It’s nothing to sneeze at! A Request to my Facebook Friends: If you have a comment I encourage you to enter it below instead of on Facebook. This way everyone can participate in the conversation!

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

Coronavirus 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

Coronavirus 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 […]