Year of the Ox, Day 75. In a post-truth world, how can we relate to each other, when we suffer from a lack of trust?
“Yesterday I left home to get some groceries,” says a Revel Alliance member named Emily, in our chat, looking to share a horrible experience. We were there for her, as we always are for each other. It’s why I made the group. “I went to the Kowloon Market in my...
“These are the characteristics of the rational soul: self-awareness, self-examination, and self-determination. It reaps its own harvest.. . . It succeeds in its own purpose . . .” — Marcus Aurelius, Meditations CPAC and republican America is embracing nazi fascism...
"All cruelty springs from weakness", Seneca says. It's been a tough year to champion China's COVID response because Netizens have been bombarded with endless negative propaganda, often from conservative, far-right corners funded by the military-industrial complex....
I’m finishing a book, walking around the buffet, but everyone’s waiting in lines, and I’ve got this empty plate … I just don’t feel the need for anything because I have enough already. “I’m hungry,” Shaolin says and finds the live shrimp tank with a weave basket in...
Wealth consists not in having great possessions, but in having few wants. -Epictetus Many parts of the planet saw unusually cold weather this week. Folks were ice skating on Amsterdam canals, and skiing down Moscow streets. Students at the University of Damascus in...
Somewhere in the vast darkness known as the great silence was a most remarkable thing. Although they were quite an arduous, wasteful, and inefficient lot, there was a conglomeration of atoms contemplating other atoms. At one particularly trying point in...
Bullies are finding it’s a long way down, as the pandemic levels historic inequities— and Kai finds he likes the view.
Day 352: As the year of the Rat winds down, many changes are afoot, and many opportunities await us if we meet the year of the Ox with hard work and methodology.
Josette struggles to deal with the growing pandemic apathy in Argentina even as cases surge to record heights.
Day 343: Kai looks back at 2020, and a life well lived.
Harriote enjoys a distanced Christmas holiday in Montreal, keeping the spirit alive.
Rhett reflects on a difficult, trying year, the losses, the wins, and finding the little joys every day.
Day 343 of my pandemic: From the frying pan into the fire, only to become Valyrian steel, Jorah reflects on a life well lived.
Dara wishes for a safe and happy holiday as the darkest night approaches, and the end of the pandemic seems a long way off.
In the news today I read that #Canada will face a #DecadeOfRecession from the #pandemic, even as my city #Chongqing in China was able to #BounceBack & see 2.6% #GDPGrowth in 2020 so far. The west said they couldn't do a #lockdown for the economy, but a lockdown...
As we close the book on 2020,MC ZULU sets the record straight.
As Alberta becomes the epicenter of COVID-19 in Canada, a scientist, writer, photographer and mother reflects on how it got this way.
Day 325: Shakespeare gets vaccinated, while corruption and incompetence darken the horizon, but stars are shining light to guide us through the dark winter night.
Alessia settles in for a second lockdown as the leaves change from green to red, and Italy’s color codes dictate her day to day freedom.
Social distancing, proper hygiene, that’s stellar, but what really works in China, Singapore, South Korea, and the Czech Republic is that everyone, every single person, wears a mask when they’re outside their home. Every one, every time. https://masks4all.co/
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