Q: Has Operation Warp Speed accelerated the development of COVID-19 vaccines, therapeutics and treatments?
“Working at Gratitude”
I have never been a superstitious person, generally speaking, but 2020 has certainly made me (if possible) even more cautious.
As the holiday season gets underway, shopping may look a lot different this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic. When choosing retail stores to visit, Dr.
“Freshly Baked Bread” “I’m going to bake bread!” my husband, Peter, announced. Inwardly, I said, “Oh, no.”
This will not be a new statement from me—not even in this column—but it is one that has remained frustratingly relevant throughout the course of a virulent 2020: COVID-19 is not the only virus we are failing to fight in this country.

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The year 2016 simultaneously seems further away and closer than ever in recent months. When it comes to the current political climate and state of the presidential campaigns, the similarities could not be more predictable or eerily familiar; but when it comes to the company I would complain to...
When lobsters are placed into boiling water, due to their brain structure they cannot feel pain.  However, the same cannot be said when Americans witness their current president putting our democracy into hot water—close to boiling—day after day.  How much more can Americans endure? Many former...
Q: Why is the U.S. Census so important? A: Article 1, Section 2 of the U.S. Constitution requires an enumeration of the population every 10 years, and the U.S. Census helps deliver good government. Our system of self-government “of, by and for the people” must be held accountable to and serve the...
Dear Editor, Constitution Week is the commemoration of America’s most important document. It is celebrated annually during the week of Sept. 17-23. The United States Constitution stands as a testament to the tenacity of Americans throughout history to maintain their liberties, freedoms, and...
“Gladiolas” Yesterday, I bought gladiolas. They are nearly three feet tall and bright fuchsia. It is safe to say, they are the most exciting thing to appear at my desk in ages. When I walked in the front door my husband, Peter, said, “Oh my gosh.” Translated, that means: “You have gone overboard...
It would be very easy for me to take another mental break from delving into the recurring and incessant issues that grip our nation . . . And I was tempted, I won’t lie. However, while I am—without question—an advocate for stepping back, taking a breath, and just letting tumultuous thoughts settle...
To all the students, parents, and educators we serve, welcome back. Having students “back” in school (whether virtually or in person) provides some of the normalcy and structure we all need right now. The teachers and school administrators I talk with have truly missed having kids in their...
The COVID-19 pandemic has upended the American economy like nothing else since the Great Depression. The unprecedented pandemic required an extraordinary response—and the President, the U.S. Small Business Administration, Treasury, and Congress stepped up to save America’s small businesses and...
To the Editor, There is an old saying that says, “Oh, they are just old and don’t know anything.” We old just laugh at it. I was born before WWII was over, so guess I’m considered old. That was a scary time for Americans. I remember my parents saying we need to turn all lights off at night (we...
“The Bear” The two women told me about the bear when I was on my hike. They were on trail bikes and saw the bear in the direction I was headed. “It was scary!” one of the women said. We were all a little nervous. There had been a bear attack just a few weeks earlier up on the ski hill. A couple...

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