Coronavirus

Managing risk has come to the forefront of our collective consciences with the advent of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. With a virus threatening the health of tens of thousands of people across the globe, governments and individuals are debating the best ways to manage risk. This of course has led to disagreement in how communities…

Beating Batman

I can’t identify the voice; in truth, it’s not just one voice, but an amalgam of saints and sinners, strangers on the internet and in the pages of books and magazines, who have coalesced into one, constant drumbeat in my head. Over and over it sounds: “Thy will be done;” “Not as I will it,…

Depression or laziness?

I can’t quite wrap my mind around the phenomenon of thinking sloths are cute and wonderful. When I see those creatures I think first of all of the gunk growing on them, and then about the deadly sin from which it gets its name. I have a nasty habit of believing that I am slothful…

Fighting SADness

There are a slew of online resources these days for anyone dealing with a serious case of the winter blues, or Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), as it’s now referred to. I’d like to share with you my personal experience of dealing with this condition, in the hopes that I can encourage those of you with…

What hurts the mind

I once had a bad bout of bronchitis, sinusitis, and double ear infection. I was in bed for a week, and this was the first and the (so far) last time this has happened to me. Aside from being achy and exhausted, I didn’t feel that bad. I mean, I had all the symptoms, including…