Tag: virus

Holidays Upended

“You know this is our COVID year. Let’s accept it. It’s not like last year and it’s not, hopefully, going to be like next year.” — Michael Osterholm, University of Minnesota How will we enter holiday season this year? An unwanted guest is at the door—perhaps several. The villainous virus hangs in the air. The …

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Connecting and Reconnecting

“We are like islands in the sea, separate on the surface but connected in the deep.” William James I sit on my porch, morning coffee in hand, watching light expand as the sun rises above the horizon. In those first rays I catch the glint of fresh spiderwebs. They connect marigolds to basil in porch …

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What Can We Learn From All This?

better days are coming - hang in there

“Those who don’t learn from history are condemned to repeat it.” — Carlos Santayana (1863-1952) Like it or not, we’re living in a historic era with all its suffering and promise. And what an era we’re living in! Most of us have feelings of unreality, worry, sadness and disbelief about what is happening, and uncertainty …

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