For the past month, we have had some weather up here in Northern California. The smoke plus the fog in the Bay Area has been a realness. It is not pleasant. I am beyond-grateful to be safely sheltered with my family, and to want for almost nothing. I understand Cal Fire has dubbed the Northern […]
COVID-19 isn’t a crisis anymore. It is a failure, of our leadership and of our humanity. There it is. And here we are (still), looking like we didn’t know this novel coronavirus was this much of an existential threat (there is no vaccine! it spreads easy and fast! it can kill you or your loved […]
If we all had gotten our heads out of our collective overprivileged asses months ago, we might, just might be well on our to have widely managed this COVID-19 global-pandemic crisis in a much more efficient kind of way. A life-saving kind of way. Will we ever learn?
Notre-Dame de Paris caught fire last year, and you wanna know what my memory of that day is? Urgh, the old coot I used to enjoy helping at the grocery store where I used to work, until that day. Him, his blue hat, and his loud and misguided Made-in-the-USA Islamophobia. Old (Caucacious) Man Chad. A […]
A group of mes amies franco-péruviennes from high school in Lima, Peru, and in Paris, France, is helping to manage #ApoyemosJuntosPe, an ongoing GoFundMe campaign to raise crucial funds for Peruvian hospitals in need of personal protective equipment (PPE) to fight COVID-19. To support the various Peruvian institutions pleading for PPE during this pandemic moment […]
Don’t go getting any ideas about summer. How ever could we have known, that the spring season’s arrival was on notice 10 weeks and a day ago, when I started to reflect on what I would want to teach the kids – my nieces and nephews – about life, love, liberty, and the pursuit of […]
Face masks – face coverings like, say, a homemade cloth mask, or an effectively wrapped scarf, or a cleverly fashuned scarf – will be required while out in public moving forward, #San Francisco, starting tonight. (You do not need to fuck with the N95 masks, so don’t hoard those, OK.) I thought face masks already […]
We live in a beautiful world, so, if everything and everyone is connected on this big, beautiful Earth that we are lucky to be borrowing, then we must consider whether this novel coronavirus, a.k.a. COVID-19, didn’t simply improve on its known predecessors to adapt to a more hostile environment. I mean, we got melting poles…a […]
Levi’s is going live at 5:01, California time, this afternoon. The San Francisco-based company is launching 5:01 Live today, in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic. I’m not at liberty to say who’s lined up to perform this week, but when you see them, you just might drop it like it’s hot with excitement. You might call […]
Not a pandemonium. This season of the COVID-19 pandemic, please, remember the Golden Rule.