This “Paranoia” is Real

In Response to Dr. Molly Rutherford’s Statement About “Virus Paranoia,” published in Courier Journal newspaper, August 27th: Dr. Rutherford states “Governor Beshear’s recent recommendation to delay school reopening is not rooted in science.” (8/27) In this, Dr. Rutherford conveniently ignores “one of the best studies we’ve had to date” on the ability of children over…

America’s Love Affair With COVID

“America’s Love Affair With COVID” In the 16 days it took the USA to go from 4 to 5 million cases of COVID, we could have been almost 1/3 of the way to nearly complete containment of the virus. 16 days x 3= 48 IF we truly wanted to save lives, travel freely again (yes,…

Get Angry!

2 important items I’d like to share which provide a glimpse of where our country is today. I hope people are angry that this virus is only spreading further. We should not stand for this needless suffering. We CAN solve this pandemic—but only with solidarity. Image A: Basic comparison of virus cases yesterday in USA…

The Virus Factory

“Welcome to The Virus Factory” A. Sports stadiums are packed with 25,000+ fans—No masks, No distancing required. Zero community transmission of virus, after a 49 day hard lockdown. B. “It’s like everything is normal….” ZERO cases of the virus (excepting one diplomat who arrived from abroad). C. Disneyland is open, with no outbreak anywhere in…

Florida Must Close NOW

“Florida Must Close NOW” Here it is, folks…the straight, hard truth. The truth you will not hear from our AWOL federal government (except for Dr. Fauci & his team) and Florida’s recklessly, criminally negligent governor (with a small “g”). I was living in China when the Covid-19 pandemic was still a localized epidemic; then nearly…

American Exceptionalism At Its Best

“American Exceptionalism At Its Best” E Pluribus Unum. Out of many, One. The American democratic experiment has indeed been exceptional. Although our deadliest war was the one against ourselves—with over 600,000 Americans dying while fighting fellow Americans in the Civil War—we are also a nation of tremendous compassion. We lead the world in developing and…

Just Never Thought

I never thought I’d come back to a country–our nation–that shoots rubber bullets point blank at journalists and peaceful protesters. Point blank. A country tear gassing peaceful protesters–one painting on an easel, others playing music–so that the president can walk into a staged photo op, Bible held aloft. A desecrated prop. A military attack helicopter…

I Wrote a Punk Rock Song

“Wishing You Away” Heavy doors hold us in Bricks wall us off from you Our air scented with death Your attempts to blanket our breath (they will fail) We are the giants on whose shoulders you now stand These walls cannot hold us back Our Father, Our Mother, Pearl Harbor Belgium, The Bulge, Auschwitz Germany,…

Note to Governor DeWine:

“A bridge too far,” says Gov. DeWine of Ohio, to require customers to wear face masks in businesses. Wow. Some people, unfortunately, must be pushed to uphold their end of the social contract we are all part of as national and global citizens. Regrettably, some people are selfish and do not care if their coughs…

The Almighty Dollar

I am incredibly disappointed in our nation. Perhaps more so now than ever. This disappointment is mostly with those placing money over human life. Money. I just woke up this morning to read that some governors are already threatening to yank unemployment benefits back from people if they do not return to work immediately. Many…