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Pandemic Powerlessness and Depression

I’ve always felt a crucial something has been missing from my interactions. Furiously attempting to connect with as many people as I could during the pandemic, I didn’t realize – as I finally do now – that I was missing subtle social cues that just don’t transfer electronically.

The Creative Barriers

The long days of summer have finally arrived, and with them comes a struggle to focus on pressing issues. The herbs have overgrown in my backyard, a clear sign that...

Who Will Be Our Sea Peoples?

The stories that survived – from thousands of years ago – are sweeping, and sometimes very personal. We’re reminded by Ammurapi’s undelivered clay tablet plea that real people existed 3,200 years ago, who harbored hopes and dreams just as we do today. The distance of time and lack of written records separates us from ancient people, but it does not make us very different from them.

Just A Shell

[caption id="attachment_200" align="aligncenter" width="533"] Lou Fourcher, at Loyola Beach in Chicago, June 2012.[/caption] It begins one of two ways, either a call to your cell marked “No Caller ID”, or...