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 […]

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 […]

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” […]

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 […]

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 […]