Don’t Settle for Fear

I thought it would be good to explore coming unhinged in this edition. We can call it the chaos edition. From the Mailbag (unhinged edition) Thanks for your feedback, questions, and suggestions. Here’s a (fictitious) note from the mailbag I thought you’d like very much. It comes from Jessika in Stockholm. “Berkshire Whole Health, can I use my cell phone in… Read on…

5 score and 4 years ago

Covid Update The 14 DAY trends are flat, I’m happy to report. 130k cases per day nationally. Only 30 cases per day locally in Berkshire County. Look again to a country who went through a BA.5 wave before us: South Africa. Less than 60 days after it began, South Africa’s fifth wave of COVID-19 infections ended… Read on…

Self-Connection

Covid Update Good News: Covid case incidence is flat locally and nationally. Despite BA.5’s arrival, numbers aren’t taking off.  We continue to be counting a low percentage of the actual cases due to less centralized testing so don’t be too cavalier.  President Biden has COVID. Kamala is a primary contact. We want Vladmir and Xi to know that Joe is still working, just… Read on…

Battling Invasive Species

Imagine my shock and intrigue when I came across this passage: “The gypsy moth (Lymantria dispar), also known as the spongy moth, was introduced in 1868 into the United States by Étienne Léopold Trouvelot, a French scientist living in Medford, Massachusetts. Because native silk-spinning caterpillars were susceptible to disease, Trouvelot imported the species in order to breed a more resistant hybrid… Read on…

Humanism

Covid update All still is holding steady. Cases remain in the 30 per day in the county range and around 100,000- 110,000 per day in the country. Pretty similar to last week. The majority of cases are the new sub-variant. Don’t forget, Omicron doesn’t have affinity for the lungs. Be reassured by that. Omicron is consistently reminding us… Read on…

Freedom from fear

Covid update All is holding steady. Cases remain in the 30 per day in the county range and around 100,000 per day in the country. This is not nothing, but it’s also not indicative of virus floating in every aisle. 300 daily cases was our Jan ’22 peak. No one knows what’s coming. There are more questions… Read on…

The Data Industry

I’ve been thinking about you… and all that data you generate. I’m not the only one. Did you ever give proper thought to the data industry? Down the Drain This week, data collection news took a rather putrid turn in a story out of England where polio was detected on routine screening of the sewage. Polio has been… Read on…

Self Nurture

What’s New? Insurrections, lies, extremism. War, inflation, food shortages. Abortion battles, mass shootings… oh my! And that’s just half of it. So then there’s no wonder you can feel anxious at times. It almost makes one pine for the “good old days” of the pandemic in full swing. Almost. An honest non-avoidant human being will carry… Read on…

Omicron sub-variants

Lots of interesting news this week As far as cases go, Massachusetts and the Berkshires continue to cool off this week, with case dropping 35% or so. Country-wide cases are lingering in the same range. What will the summer bring? Massive immunity suggests we will enjoy low case rates. We are keeping an eye on the Omicron… Read on…

Losing the signal

Do you often reflect on the fact that we live with wires dangling over our heads on almost every street? We can hardly view the sky except for looking past wires. It’s certainly a marker of modern civilization.  Some research has shown evidence that long-term exposure to high-voltage wires can lead to several health problems with higher rates of… Read on…