Category: current events

Life right now.

Covid Reentry Anxiety? Here’s What You Need To Do To Overcome It

The American Psychological Association has estimated that 50% of Americans feel anxious about resuming in-person activities. What is the new normal? It’s a perplexing and potentially anxiety provoking state for many of us.

A Most Auspicious Night

Among the activities: Hugs, screams, reports on missed events, survival skills.

Another Country

I’ve been spending some time walking around Brooklyn’s Chinatown. It’s just 20 blocks from my house but unknown territory.

A Literary April Fool

Jane Austen received a letter today from the Prince Regent, the future King George the IV. Considering its royal stamp, she probably opened it right away.

St. Patrick’s Day Shenanigans

The one thing I’ll ask of you is to eat more soda bread than get stupefying drunk

Stomach Ache in the Time of Covid

I suspect there’s a bunch of people out there who are suffering as much as I am and may well benefit from these sensible and simple recipes to console an out-of-sorts stomach.

Susan B. Anthony Yells At a Bunch of Men!

Susan Anthony often picked rotten eggs out of her bonnet and suffered some of the worse food imaginable during one of the worse periods in American cooking.

Astromancy Blaming

Mercury gets the hell out of retrograde on Sunday, the 21st. Until then, duck.

Black Women Inventors

On International Day of Women and Girls in Science I’d like to single out several Black women who saw a problem and applied technology to fix it.

Looking After Yourself During This Time of Turmoil

Meaningful self-care has to do with you, who you are, your state of mind, and the direction of your life.