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The Great Covid Kibosh*

Who has escaped the Great Covid Kibosh? Who hasn’t had a plan that didn’t get kiboshed? Weddings, funerals, holidays, travel plans, new job, old job, concerts, events, university, parties, church, family gatherings – all kiboshed! Kibosh everywhere! It is perhaps the most shared global experience ever.

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Vulnerability and the Power of Privilege

Friday, June 19th, we hosted an engaging conversation on zoom with four speakers and over 30 participants. It was a wonderful coincidence that our conversation happened to take place on […]

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Trust in Political Leadership and Democracy in Times of Crisis

In order to prevent the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic, state leaders from Scandinavia to the Balkans and beyond have imposed significant and unprecedented restrictions on citizens’ rights and freedoms. […]

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Alive Online

That Thursday, the last day of class before a week-long spring break, we had a party.

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Blessing in Disguise

I agree it’s sad and deeply tragic – all the consequences of the virus, and I do my part to hinder the spread. But in the middle of the chaos happening in the world, I am deeply thankful.

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A Matter of Heart

This year I decided it was going to be a total black-out of all news and social media and I started off in robust fashion, replacing facebook with an actual book and trading the clamor of the news for the sweet sound of music.

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Becoming Family

nothing has made me feel the way I do about my “job” as this pandemic has—that knot-in-the-pit–of-your-stomach sensation while heading into work, comforted only by the empathetic faces of my colleagues who are going through the same.

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Quarantined From Our Healthy Child

We prop the phone up near the play kitchen her sister plays with here at home, and they “prepare meals” together, sometimes for as long as an hour.

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#StayAtHome Routine

Of course it is not easy, I never said that. I also miss hiking or going out with friends, to the mountains, but now I am patient. I find all kinds of fun activities to do around the house – I read, I watch movies or series that are appropriate for my age, I have even started to cook.

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Angels Unaware

I wept when I saw the movie about the life of Wilberforce when it gets to the point where he starts singing Amazing Grace, raw and simple, with a shaky voice. For a long time that was, for me, the best rendition of the song.