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…

Creating a Quiet Zone

In the wake of this week’s newest list of tragedies and the ongoing turmoil and uncertainty we see week after week, and the apocalyptic-like content that makes us wonder about sustaining, my first thought is this: It is ok. We are ok. We are doing ok. Even though it is very imperfect, we have a future. We can be here. We can be… Read on…

Covering the COVID beat

After a while on the COVID beat one night runs into the next. They all start to look the same. You don’t know whether you are coming or going. You start to get a little paranoid. Deadlines used to mean something to me. Not any more. Now I can barely hear myself think. Worn down by… Read on…

Enabling a healthy mind

Hey, doc! Nice to hear from you. Did I miss your last bulletin or two? No. I just haven’t written one in a while. Why not? Everything ok? Everything is fine. I was just away. Where did you go? San Quentin? No, wise guy, I was in Germany, at a conference. It was on the… Read on…

Food Shortages

As April enters its final days, we wish a warm welcome to the Taurus! and the energy of endurance and stability. It’s the energy of the physical body!  Food Shortages In case you haven’t heard, the Ukraine-Russian War is causing “the biggest supply shock to global grain markets in a lifetime.” Russia and Ukraine are both major suppliers… Read on…

World Peace

Welcome more and more to the budding spring! World Peace Thanks to Easter, Passover and Ramadan much of the world will be in a more pensive and devotional period for the next days. It helps to reassure us that we are a world community, clearly deeply fallible but trying to honor our spiritual being-ness. Even if none of these celebrations has strong meaning… Read on…