Flying Blind Into the Storm

I am spitting mad that the people making decisions for Americans — in the government, who we have elected to help us live our lives — are opening the doors to the resumption of economic activity without knowing — through widespread community testing and contact tracing, none of which are even discussed — what we…

Breathe

So this word is for whoever needs it: breathe. Seriously. Right now. Draw the air in on a slow seven count. Hold it for a slow seven count. Release it on a slow seven count. Do it again. Do it again...BreatheLeonard Pitts, Jr. In a recent column, Leonard Pitts reflects on the difficulty of imagining…

Rethinking Cruising

In February, cruise ships became an early symbol of how rapidly the coronavirus could spread in confined spaces, when more than 700 passengers on the Diamond Princess became infected as the ship idled off Japan. As social distancing grew more common in February and early March, cruises were among the first activities Americans started avoiding.David…

Getting Used to the New Normal

One of my favorite podcasts these days is Rough Translation from NPR. Their blurb says that they tell stories about how the things that we're talking about in the United States are being talked about in other places. that follow familiar conversations into unfamiliar territory. The episode about how COVID-19 is challenging other cultures explored…