A Penchant for Panic—The COVID-19 Overreaction

by Steve Golden — As a family clinic RN, I’m considered a front-line healthcare worker in the COVID-19 pandemic. Some of my responsibilities include triaging phone calls from concerned (read, panicked) patients wondering if they have the virus, monitoring our clinic’s quickly dwindling supply of PPE (personal protective equipment), and taking shifts in our hospital’s... Continue Reading →

Cool Heads in Crisis

by Mike Halpin — Tom Clancy imagined history before it happened. This prodigious writer of fiction had a knack for sewing together elements of technology, animus between nation states, and the dark schemes of terrorists into seamless and compelling works of fiction. His 1994 book Debt of Honor laid out a Japanese plot to take... Continue Reading →

Lest We Forget

Rudyard Kipling wrote Recessional for Queen Victoria’s 60-year Diamond Jubilee in 1897. Her life and reign were winding down, she would die in 1901, and though the British Empire was at its zenith, it too would soon descend from its lofty heights to earth. After World War II the British Empire would become a less fearsome... Continue Reading →

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