This crisis is different from anything we’ve seen in our lifetimes. It’s going to take a sustained response over many months to slow the spread of the coronavirus, save lives, and make sure people can get back on their feet.
Crises like the coronavirus pandemic can have value if we learn something from them, and if we change the way we operate as a result of our newfound wisdom. For example, hopefully, we are now well aware of how unwise it is to rely on China for so many of our goods, especially in the field of medicine.
We wake up now and within seconds realize that our lives are vastly different from what they were last month. We are baffled. Do we need to hurry and get breakfast? Are the clothes we think we will wear appropriate for the day’s activities? What do our planners reveal about the day’s agenda?
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Hooray! April is here—the first full month of spring’s dazzling green rush. Good news for us outdoor types, and I pray a welcome dose of natural encouragement for everyone wallowing amid the weight of these troubled and uncertain times.
Gov. Mike DeWine and sidekick, Ohio Department of Health director Amy Acton, have reached Batman and Robin status for jumping into the quarantine-mobile to save Ohioans. POW! “Take that coronavirus.” ZAP! “Take that pandemic!” THUNK! “Don’t call us alarmists.” OUCH-ETH! “Girl Wonder, order more medical masks. And toilet paper.”
At 5:12 a.m. on April 18, 1906, the northernmost 296 miles of the San Andreas fault ruptured. The quake lasted 55 seconds, and the eastern side of the fault moved 24 feet. The shaking and ensuing fires — most water mains had been broken by the earthquake — destroyed half of San Francisco, then the largest city west of the Rocky Mountains and, importantly, the financial center of the American West.
I’ve lost track of what day it is.
ENGLEWOOD — With many of us staying in our homes and others who still go to work, we’re all under the outbreak of the vicious coronavirus. When will it end? We still don’t know. But I thought it might be a good time to pick up a good book to read. Lately, there are some excellent bestsellers that will soon be made into movies. Most people like to read the book first before it hits the big screen even though the films sometimes don’t do our books justice. But then sometimes they do. Here are a few for you to think about.
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