Month: April 2020

  • There are more implications for coming out of seclusion than ‘business as usual’

    There are more implications for coming out of seclusion than ‘business as usual’

    These articles reflect the pathologies underneath our thriving society: https://www.theguardian.com/society/2020/apr/15/domestic-abuse-killings-more-than-double-amid-covid-19-lockdown https://www.cnn.com/2020/04/13/opinions/mental-health-covid-19-coronavirus-kasich-harbin/index.html For years there has been talk within Public Health/Legislative circles about the lack of parity between services/insurance coverage for physical health and similar resources for mental health.  Providers and lawmakers have not chosen to take the threat seriously.  The isolation, forced ongoing contact and…

  • April 4, 1968

    April 4, 1968

    April 6, 1968, was a Thursday night and as was our custom, we were at choir rehearsal. My mother was a musician, and helped direct choir rehearsal every week.  As far as I can remember, I and my brothers learned to sit and listen (or draw/color pictures) or mindlessly be bored quietly while songs and…