A threshold moment

  The last trip we made before the world shut down was to New York City, spending Leap Day 2020 in Times Square. Planes, trains and elevators — close quarters without contact precautions. From Reagan National, we flew to Newark Airport, took the Airtrain and a NJ transit train to Penn Station in NYC. We…

A creation story in three acts

Many cultures invent creation stories to transmit how it all began. You may be familiar with Adam and Eve and the garden. Depending on your belief system, you might consider it historically accurate or a myth. We’re currently dealing with a different creation story –  a virus. Act 1: Once upon a time… It seemed…

Corona Victories

The military is a bastion of acronyms. One of them – VUCA – has been adopted by others, including business and medicine. VUCA stands for Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous. It certainly applies to the turbulent times we are living in: facing an invisible enemy and an uncertain path forward. Look back just a few…

Choose your risks

I admit – I was late to the party. Magazines go into my bag to be read while waiting in line to enter the grocery store. I happened to come across “The Risks of Homeschooling” last week. When I sent my daughter-in-law a link to the article, she mentioned the article had “rocked” the homeschooling…

In a time of plague…

Mother Nature has hit the “RESET” button — no more same old, same old. We can wallow in denial or delusion, or face facts and figure out how to proceed. In the United States on May 1, 2020, over a million people have been reported to be infected with coronavirus, with almost 62, 000 deaths.…