Reprinted with gracious permission of the author and the photographer. Poem from Photograph 061221 dry by Bruno Chalifour. Church for the Disliked Sy Hoahwah On the turnpike, the smell of a heaven made out of old barn wood from Okmulgee. Handles and rungs cut from a fat farmer’s leather belt. In the eastern counties, coffins raced uphill, moving on... Read more →

... from Foreign Affairs: Climate Action on the Ballot?

Printed under Fair Use from Foreign Affairs. April 22, 2020 | View in Browser How should a Republican or a Democratic administration incorporate climate action into U.S. foreign policy? James A. Baker III and George P. Shultz, both former Republican secretaries of state, outline with Ted Halstead the undeniable strategic advantages of U.S. leadership in the global fight against climate... Read more →

Reprinted with the author's gracious permission. Article reprinted from Cassandra's Legacy, while the original article is available in the original Italian here at Apocalottimismo. Monday, April 13, 2020 Resignation and optimism on the brink of the apocalypse Guest post by Federico Tabellini Despite the misleading title, I will not talk to you today about the coronavirus, but of that other,... Read more →

... from Bloomberg: The Virus Should Wake Up the West by John Micklethwait and Adrian Wooldridge

Reprinted from Bloomberg under Fair Use. Politics & Policy The Virus Should Wake Up the West The job of government is to protect its citizens. The pandemic reveals that key institutions in Europe and the U.S. are no longer up to the job. By John Micklethwait and Adrian Wooldridge April 12, 2020, 10:00 PM EDT Don’t be held back. Photographer:... Read more →

Reprinted with the permission of Cassandra's Legacy. "Fate is coming back. What do we do when no choice is good?" by Jacopo Simonetta, guest contributor. Translation by Maddalena Martinez. Link to the version in Italian Friday, April 10, 2020 It is called 'triage'. It happens in the emergency departments when the influx of ill or injured patients exceeds the capacity... Read more →

Inside the Adirondack Blue Line by Lesia Vincent There once was a time early in our marriage when the responsibilities of child-rearing and house stewardship was not even on the horizon. The cloud of trouble lightly touched our family with my ectopic pregnancy and father-in-law’s cancer prognosis hanging in the air. Death would not visit our clan for another few... Read more →

Here is your up-to-date link to keep track of the CV-19 numbers and places: Here is info abou the site and, yes, thank you, Avi! About Who made this website? This site was created by Avi Schiffmann. I am a high schooler in Washington State, USA. You can email me at You can find my LinkedIn here. Twitter... Read more →