Coronavirus is a dreadful challenge, but it has its upside

Chef Jose Andres, founder of World Central Kitchen.

There’s a lot to hate about this coronavirus lockdown, but there’s also a lot to like. You may disagree with me, but it’s true. Despite the virus ravaging the bodies of many and slamming the brakes on the economy, like all tragic events, it’s giving humans abundant chances to prove their goodness toward others and […]

Patience is a virtue hard-earned while filing for unemployment

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Last Friday, I filed for unemployment for the first time. I’ve earned taxable income since I was an 11-year-old paper boy, so with a large part of my writing work on hiatus until the economy rebounds, I wanted and needed to withdraw some of what I’d paid in over those 44 years. Two days after […]

Ignore the stats, you’re not drinking too much

Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear gives daily 5 p.m. updates on the state's COVID-19 news.

Are you thinking what I’ve been thinking, that we’re all drinking too much alcohol since this whole stay-at-home-order came down? I know your thoughts because I’ve heard you share them—from proper social distances, of course—and I’ve read them on social media. Many claim they’re drinking lots more than usual because of the ennui creeping into […]

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