THIS is the Kobayashi Maru

Boa Noite Travellers,

Yesterday evening,  I experienced a one-two emotional gut punch while perusing my news app. The first was a video in New York City, which showed all the people In their homes applauding medical workers, and anyone who is risking their lives right now to help others. Seeing people on their balconies and at the windows clapping in unison at 7pm just made me cry.

And it reminded me of 9/11. That feeling of helplessness. The feeling you have when you can’t save someone else from their fate. The feeling of how humans can come together so powerfully at times.

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Immunity is a Garden

Good afternoon Travellers,

Obviously for starters not many humans on Earth will be traveling any great distances for the next several weeks. However I do believe that these circumstances that have presented themselves offer all of us unlimited internal mileage opportunities. As in growth. Or so my optimistic side says, we can as a species grow from this experience. Mostly because I think all the things that we find unpleasant and difficult in life offer us the greatest opportunity to grow, don’t they?

In case you are new here, I live in Kansas and while the city in which I dwell does not currently have any confirmed cases of Corona virus (or what I have affectionately dubbed, “The Beer Virus” because sometimes you can be serious and have a giggle simultaneously), there is a county nearby with 8 confirmed cases. Many people who reside here travel back and forth between the two on a daily basis to work. It’s only a matter of time, right?

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