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March, 2020

  • 23 March

    A window of opportunity and the need to act

    A new website made the rounds this weekend on social media – it uses data and modeling to predict the final window of opportunity that local governments have to flatten the curve and avoid swamping their healthcare system with COVID-19 patients.  For Arizona, that window is March 29 through April …

  • 22 March

    After a heart attack in the midst of Covid-19

    When everything seems so out of sync and surreal, it feels good to just stop for a minute and laugh! In a previous life I lived in Israel and I still have family and friends there. Last week The Times of Israel published a piece that a friend of mine …

  • 15 March

    A Prayer for Action

    “Pray, people! God is the only one who can truly make a difference in all of our country’s issues.” I saw this recently come through my Facebook feed and believe it might be something that resonates with more than just this one person. It came on the heels of a …

February, 2020

  • 4 February

    Love and Equality 2020 Style

    February 14 is Valentine’s Day.  Valentine’s Day began to honor an early saint or two and celebrate romantic love and martyrdom for those who allowed love to override the law.  In the 14th century, couples offered flowers, sweets and cards.  Women have been martyred to love for centuries and denied …

December, 2019

November, 2019

October, 2019

  • 17 October

    I’m Not Lazy,Indecisive, or Unmotivated

    I have executive dysfunction. When I was a kid, my friends called me “wishy washy” because I never had a preference about how to spend our after-school time. Growing up, I never actually chose a career — the decision seemed so complicated. I went to college as an “undecided” major, …

September, 2019

  • 13 September

    #1 Piece of Advice: Just Keep Going

    Harriet Tubman, the American abolitionist and activist, said it before I did: “Don’t ever stop. Keep going.” Tubman was speaking to escaped slaves she was helping get to the North via the Underground Railroad. “If you want a taste of freedom, keep going,” she said. Tubman had escaped from slavery …