Humanity bonded by Disaster –

Humanity bonded by Disaster –

Humans tend to fall into a trap of thinking that well-being is a zero-sum game. Disasters rip away the fallacy of self-reliance, to which Americans are prone. Disasters have laid bare our utter dependence on one another. We’ve experienced this before/after...
Heroic bonds forged in COVID-Times

Heroic bonds forged in COVID-Times

The land of HELP is where a HERO walks. These men, women, and children were wonderful to watch on FB and in our ‘hood. Helpers act on purpose, acting fearlessly in a moment of altruism, which creates an affinity of united spirit. Neighborliness became...
Four-letter words in COVID-Times

Four-letter words in COVID-Times

What four-letter word signified your COVID-19 experience? FEAR? HOME? WASH? HELL? COPE? My mind coalesced around MASK. Who could have guessed that an item known only to children at Halloween, American kids’ eager quest for candy, would have become a prime item to...
The Camp Fire is Contained – the finale

The Camp Fire is Contained – the finale

As for himself, Ferguson thought, if he had any energy left in these calloused and gnarly fingers, it might be the night that he started to write. The long, longest day when Paradise was lost, but he’d saved souls with a spatula, griddle, and a kitchen bereft of eggs....