Messaging From Experts Is Hurting Commitment To COVID Mitigation

With No End Game In Sight, And Contradictory Predictions, People Are Naturally Very Hesitant To Surrender Freedoms Back in junior high school, our daily lunch consisted of 30 minutes of eating lunch, followed by 30 minutes for recess – where we would play outside in the schoolyard, or in the school gym if the weatherContinue reading “Messaging From Experts Is Hurting Commitment To COVID Mitigation”

Election Update- October 6, 2020

Is It Over Yet? I Want To Get Off This Ride Boy, what a decade the last week was. Between a horrendous debate performance by Donald Trump to his catching COVID-19, going to the hospital and then making a spectacle of the entire thing, it certainly does feel like the Trump train is derailing atContinue reading “Election Update- October 6, 2020”

If You Love America, You’ll Want It To Fundamentally Change. Here’s How.

Our Nation Is Broken: Stop Defending An Untenable System Because You Think It’s The Patriotic Thing To Do There’s a scene in Downton Abbey that I’ve linked it below (relevant scene starts at 2:27), where Martha Levinson, played by Shirley MacLaine, arrives in England from America for the wedding of her granddaughter, Mary Crawley (MichelleContinue reading “If You Love America, You’ll Want It To Fundamentally Change. Here’s How.”

A Coronavirus Pandemic: The World May Have Been Here Before.

Forgotten To History, A Late 19th Century Pandemic May Have Been A Coronavirus. Here’s What Happened Since the start of the COVID-19 Pandemic, we’ve been learning a lot about past pandemics and how they affected humanity and everyday life. Most of the pandemics we’ve heard about were due to influenza viruses. Flu viruses are differentContinue reading “A Coronavirus Pandemic: The World May Have Been Here Before.”

This Is Exactly The America Trump Voters Wanted

The Chaos And Misery Are The Price They’re Making Us Pay For Wanting A Better Nation When I was in the Fifth Grade at a private Catholic school in Queens, we enrolled the school’s only black student – Donell. His mother had enrolled him because she hoped he would have better opportunity at a goodContinue reading “This Is Exactly The America Trump Voters Wanted”

There Is No Future For New York Until The COVID-19 Pandemic Is Over

Pleas For Post-Pandemic Plans Are Just Wishcasting Until We Can Go Back To ‘Normal’ Life I have a vision that keeps me getting up in the morning. In my vision, New York City, having suffered a bad COVID-19 outbreak early, doesn’t have another wave. We remain at low levels of transmission into the fall andContinue reading “There Is No Future For New York Until The COVID-19 Pandemic Is Over”

I’m Surprised You’re Surprised Youth Aren’t Taking COVID-19 Seriously

Beaten Down And Brought Up In The Face Of Terrorism, Climate Change And Guns, A Virus Seems Far Less Scary I was a sophomore in high school when Dylan Kleboid and Eric Harris murdered 13 people at Columbine High School in Colorado. When I came into school on the morning of April 21, 1999, theContinue reading “I’m Surprised You’re Surprised Youth Aren’t Taking COVID-19 Seriously”

How Did The 1918 Pandemic End? I’m Not Sure You Want To Know

Short Of A Vaccine Or Drugs, The Pandemic Ends Only After Mass Illness and Death, Or Dumb Luck Those who don’t remember history are doomed to repeat it. We hear that tired idiom often, and we heard it again at the start of the pandemic when comparisons were made to the 1918 Spanish Flu pandemic,Continue reading “How Did The 1918 Pandemic End? I’m Not Sure You Want To Know”

Yoho’s Apology Is The Right Wing Version Of ‘Sorry, Not Sorry’

Florida Man Is Only Really Sorry We Heard Him. I watched Rep. Ted Yoho’s (R-Fla.) so-called “apology” for calling Rep. Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez…eh…I won’t repeat it here, but it rhymes with “ducking mitch.” It wasn’t much of an apology, but a justification for doing what he did. He appeared contrived and not at all magnanimous. ItContinue reading “Yoho’s Apology Is The Right Wing Version Of ‘Sorry, Not Sorry’”

How Much Damage Can This Man Do In Six Months?

Donald Trump Is Embattled, Weak And Losing, And That’s A Very Dangerous Situation A few months after Donald Trump took office as president, I started a new career in real estate. Starting out, I had the opportunity to meet a New York City real estate big wig and we got to talking about Trump, whomContinue reading “How Much Damage Can This Man Do In Six Months?”