Tag Archives: crisis

Earth Day Lockdown

This may be the least celebrated Earth Day ever.* And yet, ironically, our very inattentiveness is giving Earth a long-needed breather: worldwide pollution has plummeted during the lockdown. Why is it our planet needed a global pandemic to catch a … Continue reading

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April Fools?

What if this virus thing were really just a big, elaborate April Fools’ Day joke? Oh, how we’d all laugh while those merry pranksters were being lined up and shot. (Sadly, it’s not, so please stay safe and healthy, my … Continue reading

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Comedy Relief

After performing tragedies, the ancient Greeks always staged comedies, often making fun of the tragedies they’d just presented. Why? Comedy relief. Likewise, humor flourishes during wars and epidemics. Morbidity? No, survival. When we’re under attack, we ridicule our attackers and … Continue reading

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Boom!

It was autumn, 1962, and (unlike this year) the thermometer was climbing. So was the economy. Dad’s income was booming. To celebrate we’d decided to shoehorn a swimming pool into our miniature suburban Southern California back yard. Visions of bikinied … Continue reading

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Your Coming of Age Crisis

No one gets to opt out. For most of us, it happens somewhere in our mid-20s. But it can begin earlier, or later. Usually there’s an external trigger, possibly more than one: the death of a family member, a physical … Continue reading

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But Did He Love Me?

I chose to write this true story about a favorite relative in first person in order to retain the impact it had on me. I was never sure if he loved me. I mean right off, Burt liked my sister. … Continue reading

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Boom!

Autumn, 1962. The thermometer was climbing and so was the economy; Dad’s income had boomed. To celebrate we’d decided to shoehorn a swimming pool into our miniature suburban SoCal back yard. Visions of bikinied girls and all the spectacular dives … Continue reading

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After BREXIT…Who’s Nexit?

Now that BREXIT is a reality (and David Cameron is leaving to write his memwoes) what’s next?  Spanxit?  Grexit?  Swexit?  (Spain, Greece, and Sweden are reportedly on the bubble.)  Will the EU survive?  Does is matter?  What are your thoughts?

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