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Powder keg

The fuse was ready to be lit. Months of lockdown; economic contraction; uncertainty about the future. As evidenced by earlier anti-lockdown protests and Capitol...

Down the rabbit hole

I love a good conspiracy theory. While I’ve never crossed over to fully believing any, I like going down the rabbit hole and eventually hitting the inevitable logical...

Our Chernobyl

There’s a great scene in the series I just finished watching, “Deutschland 86.” A member of the East German foreign intelligence discovers high levels of radiation...

Prophecy (un)fulfilled

As I read Rabbi Sacks’ column this week, a section jumped out at me. Sacks recounts the story of Jonah, who was told by     G-d to warn the people of Nineveh that if...

Nostalgic reads

In a time of unprecedented uncertainty, there’s one thing I can say for certain: I won’t be a 50-plus book reader this year — at least not new books. It’s...

Beware emergency declarations

I understand why we are living in a State of Emergency and under multiple executive orders, but I am wary. With increased power comes the increased possibility for...

Memory

Anniversaries this week harkened back to terrible tragedies in our state, nation and people’s history. It was the 21st anniversary of Columbine, which left 13 dead and...

Pandemics then and now

I’ve lived through one pandemic, H1N1, and must admit I basically have no recollection of it. Was I not tuned in? Did it not pose that big of a threat? Is human memory...

How long?

How long are we going to stay shut down? This is a question governments seem unable to ask, let alone answer. But they must. Millions are unemployed. Children are losing...

A gift

I have the good fortune to share a birthday with one of the great poets, Robert Burns. The reason I say good fortune is because Burns’ birthday is no mere date on the...