The Uncertain Direction of Public Transit

July 31, 2020

As recently reported by Time magazine, in addition to dwindling fare collections, tax revenues that help subsidize transit systems are taking a dramatic hit. "Perhaps nowhere is public transit [...]

Countering Fear That Spreads Like a Virus

July 24, 2020

On Tuesday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released new data that suggests the number of people infected with the coronavirus in different parts of the United States is anywhere [...]

Forgotten Pandemic History and Face Mask Resistance

July 17, 2020

When we finally reach that point where we can look back with some distance and remind ourselves of what this pandemic was like, what will we think? More importantly, what will we be able to say [...]

Beware the Superspreading Coronavirus Event

July 10, 2020

As widely reported, last Monday marked the 28th day in a row the country's rolling seven-day average of daily new COVID-19 cases shattered all previous records. As reported by UPI, in my home [...]

Packed Bars and Young Adults Driving COVID Surge

July 3, 2020

Here is a recipe for a cocktail you do not want to mix during the upcoming holiday weekend. It starts with a tight, confined venue. Next, smash together a mixture of young adults absolutely [...]

A Sink-or-Swim Moment in This Pandemic

June 26, 2020

The year was 1950, and America was a nation racked with uncertainty and fear. North Korean Communist forces invaded the South, and we were in the grips of another war. President Harry Truman [...]

Coronavirus Pandemic Continues

June 19, 2020

According to an MSN report, a Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority bus driver, whose name was not released, died of complications from COVID-19 last week. This 23-year employee [...]

Ups and Downs of Businesses Reopening

June 12, 2020

It has been half a year now since early reports began streaming in from a large city in China of strange and frightening symptoms sickening dozens of people — the foreshadowing of the [...]

Breaking the Coronavirus Anxiety Cycle

June 5, 2020

As recently reported in a story from The New York Times, a 59-year old California man, gravely ill with liver disease, had waited weeks for news of an available transplant as his health declined. [...]

Giving Lifeguards Their Due as Their Risks Increase

May 29, 2020

Memorial Day honors those who died in active military service for our country. The weekend leading up to it also marks the unofficial start of summer for many Americans. To say that Memorial Day [...]

We All Must Soldier On

May 22, 2020

Last week, I joined with others in concern regarding just how this intervening time of isolation has changed us and how those changes will reshape the world that awaits us post-quarantine. A [...]

As Lockdown Eases, Other Uncertainties Lie Ahead

May 15, 2020

After months of the pandemic lockdown, we have arrived at a decisive time. Communities around the country and around the globe are starting to take dramatic next steps as they try to move toward [...]