Tag: Covid 19

Anti-Trump?

New research shows that people that rely on Fox News and conservative media bought into the narrative pushed by Trump in the early weeks of the pandemic and treated COVID 19 less seriously than people who got news from other sources.  This increased their chances of getting COVID, their family’s chances, and our nation’s health.  Not one study – but three studies.   It is … Read More Anti-Trump?

Morning Dews # 1

As yet, the day is untouched by humans and probably the better for it.  The COVID pandemic is cleaning the environment at rates never seen since the industrial revolution introduced massive pollution to our eco-system.  The morning dew is on the grass, and everything is peaceful as we prepare to see the sunrise. I am naturally a P.M. writer.  Today, however, I have been … Read More Morning Dews # 1

For whom does the bell toll

John Donne, Ernest Hemingway, or Metallica? John Donne, a Catholic poet (late 1500s), concluded a poem with the same title above with “Therefore, send not to know For whom the bell tolls, It tolls for thee. Besides this famous poem, his last sermon was called “Deaths Duel,” pictured above. Hemingway uses this title for the story of Robert Jordan, an idealist demolitions expert who … Read More For whom does the bell toll

Fear & Reality – A terrible marriage

I am seeing a mix of responses to Co-vid 19 including the following behaviors: Rationale activation of personal resources, avid reading of scientifically-based information on Co-Vid, and preparing for the worst (acceptance and action) Denial and avoidance, superficial engagement with information, cavalier approach with social media memes or biased information sources with political spin Selfish isolationist view on how Co-vid 19 is negatively impacting … Read More Fear & Reality – A terrible marriage

The Art of Reading – Co – Vid 19 Challenge

Over 1100 pages from 4 paperback books accompanied my journey in life the last few weeks amid Co-vid 19 news coverage.  Routine readings also included educational readings, daily Washington Post stories, Jesuit America Magazine, spiritual readings, ancillary readings from other sources, and the morass of social media.     I am not retired.  I have a full-time consuming job, outside community commitments, and family the same … Read More The Art of Reading – Co – Vid 19 Challenge

Handshake

The Coronavirus (Co-vid 19) has already influenced my personal life, financial well-being, work stress, political outlook, and spiritual life without a sniffle.  Personally, do I want to attend this event with twenty or so people, young and old, spreading the common cold like candy?  Is eating out the thing to do?  The gym, a cesspool of germs before Coronavirus, is now a gauntlet of … Read More Handshake

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