My Travels in TrumpLand: A Wake-Up Call

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I recently returned from a two-week road trip. I drove through Nevada, Idaho, Montana, Washington, Oregon and California, mostly on back roads like CA-49 and CA-89 (which are gorgeous, if you haven’t experienced them). I usually stayed at hotels in smaller towns like Pahrump, Nevada;...

Training Your Inner Puppy

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Are you feeling lonelier these days? Is the pandemic exacerbating those feelings? Luckily, the physical state of being alone has very little to do with feeling lonely: they’re not the same things! Loneliness has always been a part of life; the pandemic may be heightening the experience....

Premarital Counseling? Now?

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Premarital Counseling? Now? With COVID-19 hanging around so long, it’s tempting to believe that all-too-many aspects of daily life have changed. However, one thing hasn’t changed: a lot of folks are still proposing to their partners, getting engaged and - eventually – married. I am pleasantly surprised...

DABDA: the five stages of grief

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“You know the five stages of grief — denial, anger, bargaining, depression, acceptance?” asked Dr. Emily Landon, a coronavirus expert at the University of Chicago medical school. “I think the American people are in all five of them.” (as quoted in The New York Times,...

The Great Reassessment

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How do you talk about a global pandemic when you’re in the midst of it? And what can you – should you - do about BLM and four hundred years of institutional racism? This is the perfect time for “The Great Reassessment”. The world is changing...

Love in the Time of COVID

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The title of this column was inspired by the novel “Love in the Time of Cholera”, written by Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez, first published in Spanish in 1985 and in English in 1988. From my research, I discovered that seven cholera pandemics have occurred...