Life took a turn for the worse in mid-March. Two months seems like two years. The Pandemic of 2020 has led to many strong emotions: fear, anxiety and worry, but it’s important to know that none of us are alone in this uncertain time.
Everyone ... Read More »
Pomp And Unusual Circumstance
Two months ago your future was bright. Graduation and a career were on the horizon. Now the path you forge will look different. Since March, you’ve had ample practice in patience, flexibility and learning to adapt. Now comes the hard part: what ... Read More »
A Whole New World
Our lives have been impacted in ways we never thought possible. Mother Nature was not kidding when she sent everyone to their rooms and said, “Don’t come out until I tell you to come out.” For 10 straight weeks we have done just that. ... Read More »
Covid-19 has changed the landscape of our lives. We aren’t quite sure what dining will look like except that we will once again be around others. While it’s impossible to isolate at a restaurant, congregating in groups will be a thing of the past. Social entertainment may make ... Read More »
Never in my wildest dreams (and I dream a lot), could I have imagined a world with masks and other personal protective equipment. When my 2009 book “A Traveler’s Passport To Etiquette” was published, life had changed since ... Read More »
‘Oh Mickey, you're so fine
You're so fine, you blow my mind
Hey Mickey, hey Mickey
Oh Mickey, you're so fine…’
Toni Basil’s 1981 hit “Mickey” is one catchy tune. But the lyrics took on a ... Read More »
Mourning Six Feet Apart
“The wound is the place where the light enters you“ – Rumi
If you have quarantine fatigue, welcome to the club. Spring has always been my least favorite season and this pandemic only confirms it. Our new normal even affects the healing ... Read More »
Taking one’s time at the grocery market is a thing of the past. The new motto is to ‘get in and get out’ with as little contact as possible.
So how to shop while avoiding people? It’s not so easy when the isles are ... Read More »
Is It Time To Re-Think The Handshake?
We fell asleep in one world and woke up in another, and now we are making up the new rules of communication as we go along. Who would have thought a handshake would be a weapon, and ... Read More »
Never Engage Or There Could Be Rage
When it comes to the shaming of others who are not following shelter in place guidelines, the big question is - Is quarantine shaming working as a social detriment? Used effectively, if it discourages others from bad behavior then by default ... Read More »