Shaping the Future

This week has seen ongoing horror in the continuing spread of the coronavirus. Devastating outbreaks in nursing homes, meat packing plants and prisons haunt the airways. New models show dramatically higher estimates in expected deaths, up to 135,000 lives in the US alone—twice what was predicted just two weeks ago.  Tensions have risen as protesters … Continue reading Shaping the Future

Empathizer-in-Chief Is Still MIA

One of the most deeply frustrating—and inexplicable—aspects of the Covid-19 crisis has been the utter lack of empathy expressed by Donald Trump towards those stricken by the coronavirus. This week, we have passed the total number of US combat fatalities in the Vietnam War. It took two decades to accumulate those statistics; yet the coronavirus … Continue reading Empathizer-in-Chief Is Still MIA

Open for Easter

I’m not very religious in the traditional sense. I rarely use sectarian phraseology or religious justification to press a point. I have an inclusive, not exclusive, religious worldview and have come to appreciate and use the phrase “faith-informed” instead of “faith-based” to describe like-minded colleagues. I have deep respect for expressions of faith beyond my … Continue reading Open for Easter