Reflections on 2020

2020 had millions of tragedies and surprises. Many of us are glad to see it gone. Many act like the world hasn’t changed. Others seem to think we’ll be back to “normal” by Tuesday at the latest. Thoughtful people reflect on the past and attempt to draw lessons to make...

My Reflections on Pandemic 1918 by Catharine Arnold

A wise, trusted friend recommended Pandemic 1918: Eyewitness Accounts from the Greatest Medical Holocaust in Modern History by Catharine Arnold for its sobering and apolitical perspective. One Saturday I zipped through its gripping and poignant tales. Here are some of...

Think: How will you get better?

On October 17, 1989, the Loma Prieta earthquake rocked Northern California. The quake collapsed a freeway, took a chunk out of the Bay Bridge, and wrecked my friend’s office. The next day his business took a hit as every client cancelled their engagements for months...
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