Category Archives: awareness

Week In review – 5 Sep 2021

The saying that Time waits for no one was applicable to this week’s US troop withdraw from Afghanistan. Even though that not everyone wants to leave Afghanistan can do so, the official line was every American citizen and Afghan ally … Continue reading

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My Pandemic Running Windfall

  The Coronavirus has shutdown many road races, particularly the major ones, for the fear of  they becoming superspreader events. So for the past eighteen months my running has been casual with a serendipitous twist. I’m more plugged in with … Continue reading

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Fear Of Losing Control

  I love getting organized – everything in its place, squared away.  But deep down, I think it really has more to do with control.  In that,  I want to control chaos before it overtakes me.  And getting organized is … Continue reading

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Smart Tech & Big Data

  Because of privacy concerns, I don’t use Alexa nor Google Home. They are too intrusive for  my taste.  Therefore, imaging the surprise I received by an email from my local electricity company about my usage. The notification was for … Continue reading

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Week In Review – 29 Aug 2021

Although the September 11 attacks on America was 20 years ago, what happened at the Kabul airport this week tells us that terrorists still at large. Whether they are abroad or domestic, we can’t completely root them out.  Evil people … Continue reading

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Counter-Terrorism

  The crisis in Kabul, Afghanistan has evolved into a familiar one – terrorism. One suicide bomber took away the lives of 13 US troops and 170 Afghan people.  Even though the US retaliated today with a  drone strike killing … Continue reading

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On Finding Balance

  There is drought and there is flood.  Both involves water but in extremes. The peaks and valleys are not so different from anger and fear in our basic emotions. And these extremes can cause tremendous stresses even when one … Continue reading

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Week In Review – 22 Aug 2021

This week, Americans took a pause on the wildfires, hurricanes, and extreme heats and turned their attention to another crisis – a humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan.  A country 7,000 miles away is falling into chaos because the US is pulling … Continue reading

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Covid-19 Herd Immunity When?

With the Covid-19 cases on the rise, I was curious when will we achieve “herd immunity.” Are we really going to get there?  In short, the answer is YES.  But ‘when’ is the more difficult part to say because of … Continue reading

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Do I Volunteer?

  That is the subject of an email from an organization I volunteer sometimes.  The point behind the email is that volunteering should be a positive experience and not viewed as a sacrifice or obligation. A view I support but … Continue reading

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