My apologies for the delay in replying to comments recently, and if I by chance missed a comment, please forgive me. Ironically, after an initial lull in the action, the workload here has intensified. I have been squeezed for time and responding to everyone’s contributions in a timely manner has been difficult. I hope to … More An Update from Paris
As if the retail sector of the United States didn’t need any more challenges, the pandemic hits like a meteor in a bad science fiction movie. Shopping malls seem, to some of us, a distant memory. Brooks Brothers is trying to sell its brick and mortar stores off piece-meal (thanks for that article, David). J … More A Meteor Hits The Retail Landscape
David, one of our valued contributors, relayed this New York Times article offering a historical perspective on the pandemic, and when and how it ends…or goes forward. Well-written and thought-provoking. Thanks, David. BGT
“When you choose your friends, don’t be short-changed by choosing personality over character.”
I had a moment–well, more than a few– to look back on all the things I’d planned to do. Oh, the itinerary was going to be insane: London by rail, Cannes by plane. But then disease arrived, escorted by dread, and laid the best-laid plans to rest instead. Now as the weeks have passed, I … More All The Things I’d Planned To Do
In the previous post, I articulated the sense of loss that we might be feeling as so many aspects of our everyday life have been truncated, restricted, delayed, modified beyond all recognition, or completely vaporized. All that, in a matter of weeks. Usually, life allows us to adapt, change, and grow gradually. Going through school … More A Sense of Hope
Pundits and journalists around the world continue to wax prophetic about the innumerable ways our world has changed during this pandemic. They point out the obvious and the nuanced, the banal and the thought-provoking. The concrete and the ephemeral. How the world will be after the health crisis–and how and when ‘after’ will occur–are two … More A Sense of Loss…?
Courage is a bridge that can take you from despair to hope. But you have to walk it, out, over your fears. You have to put one foot in front of the other. You have to get to the other side. (Photo credit: Weatherford Bradley.) BGT