Relaxing National Day holiday in a mock-Swedish-European Village in China was what this homesick ex-pat needed.
September, 2021; my son was married, my book continues, and I’m back in the classroom.
I turned 42! And now I know.. the secret of everything.
With a heat wave of historic proportions, it’s a good idea to stay cool, and enjoy what’s right in front of you.
Resilience, diligence and communication are the key to managing covid 19 and future challenges, how China’s strict measures are a lighthouse for the world.
With summer coming, the pandemic is moving in different directions, a tale of two pandemics between the developed world and the developing one.
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.
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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