Halloween is the perfect holiday to happen during a pandemic because you can wear your costume every day of the week: it’s called a mask. Avoid making it a John Carpenter Halloween. The film is a masterpiece, but getting this virus will be your ... Read More »
The gloves are off. Dignity and respect, or appalling and disrespectful? All parties after the fact will have their own narrative. Round three make take on a different tenor. In a presidential debate setting big brother isn’t watching; the world is watching. Apply the ... Read More »
The Goddess of 5th Avenue
Buddha was born in 623 B.C. My friend Carole Simone was born in October, and she wrote a book about Quan Yin called The Goddess of 5th Avenue. We have been friends for over 20 years, so ... Read More »
Immigration. The Environment. Healthcare. Diversity. If you want to nip a political firestorm in the bud, try these answers as a guide to your future responses. The only conflict resolution is to agree to disagree, which equals being tolerant even though we may not accept the opposing view. ... Read More »
My favorite golden rule of conversation is to avoid these three topics: politics, sex and religion. While they can be good, bad and ugly, there’s no escaping their controversy. We have no control over the actions or words of politicians, but we are in complete control of our ... Read More »
Our country is deeply divided. The political process wouldn’t take place without differing opinions, yet we are losing our basic right to speak up. Healthy dialogue has been replaced by intolerance on both sides of the aisle. Political activism may be your thing, but keep ... Read More »
1. Explain The Election Process
- Start with the basics: From the requirements to be a candidate and primaries, to the national conventions and electoral college.
- Test their knowledge and quiz them on how many electoral votes are at stake in their ... Read More »
My dear friend Merla Zellerbach died six years ago. Merla was a mentor to me, and gave me my first writing assignment at the Nob Hill Gazette where she was Editor-in-chief. She was a force in her own right: Attended Stanford, wrote 13 novels plus 5 self-help books, ... Read More »
Millions of Americans embrace worship as an essential part of life; This is what it means to be a community of faith. But as we have been aware since Easter Sunday, a congregation of people also presents a risk for increasing the spread of Coronavirus. Safety ... Read More »
1. Flexibility: Our new world will require flexibility. It’s not the time to make judgement calls about the behavior of others. Focus on your own behavior, which is what counts.
2. Schools and Workplace: Both have implemented tele-schooling and tele-working.
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