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…

Reflections and observations

I never know what I’ll encounter during my morning walks. First thing after coffee, I walk. It is usually dark, except for near the summer solstice. The peace and solitude makes it a meditative experience, which is a nice way to start the day.  Yesterday, a fox scurried across the street carrying a plastic-wrapped copy of the newspaper in its mouth.…

Hot times, summer in the city

These are hot times we live in, only partially attributable to soaring temperatures. If people disagree, it’s not just a difference of opinion, they react like it’s a personal affront, spewing venom, fury, and hatred towards perceived enemies. There is more incite than insight, generating heat and anger, but not warmth or light. Reading an…