pandemic

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A kaleidoscopic moment shapes a new mosaic, as forces conspire to create a social new order

Children, inescapably, have a fascination with kaleidoscopes. They don’t need to know that the kaleidoscope was invented in 1816 by Sir David Brewster or...

The just society and knowledge economy now towering on the post-pandemic horizon

In the classical Greek myth, Pandora opened her infamous box, releasing death, destruction, and untold suffering into the world, much like a virus called...

As the fog at last lifts, the future begins to arrive much sooner than we ever expected

Acceptance is not surrender. That idea seems such a clear aphorism. Accepting what we cannot change and summoning the courage to change what we can...

As the pandemic becomes more dire, a fog of sorrow coils around life amid COVID-19

If the fear phase of my pandemic journey fused suddenly, and if the state of euphoria came as the crest of a wave, the...

Spotting the new horizon after weeks of ‘Dead Reckoning’ through the pandemic storm

It was the eve of the last day in April, the end of the first quarter of our fiscal year and there was really...

A new flu-like virus distant, abstract and then suddenly… ‘This is real, this is bad’

It was late in the afternoon of March 6. A month or so of headlines had focused on this strange new virus emerging in...