For Better or Worse

For Better or Worse

Tomorrow is the inauguration of a new administration in the USA. We welcome a President and his ethnic-and-female VP. Each of them is dedicated to the American principle of government “of the people, by the people, and for the people.” They have experience...
Writing Christmas cards, each a memoir of our 2020 life

Online Pluses and Minuses

Almost incomprehensible to me is the emergence and reliance of online interface during our home-stay, now nearing nine months of 2020. My husband and I are wildly gregarious, so quarantine initially made us glum. We felt cut off from the world, outcasts in our own...
For Better or Worse

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...
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...