COVID-19

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From Protest to Plague and Back Again

Can we ever know the past? Sure, we have research—records, documents, and archaeological sites—but long-ago words and stones leave huge gaps. Sensory memory rushes to fill those gaps, dangling its low-hanging fruit....

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COVID-19 Playground Zero Political Protest

Out Rage: My Facebook, My Id

The seemingly simple plea appeared on my college class’s Facebook page: “Is this our classmate?”...

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COVID-19 Baby Boomers

Baby Boomers in COVID Time: Nothing Has Changed, and Nothing Is the Same

For baby boomers in 2020, the pandemic was novel and unimaginable, but racism was an old and ugly scar––a long-running tragedy we should have eliminated long ago....

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Baby Boomers COVID-19 Human Rights Playground Zero Political Protest

Of Masks and Masquerade: The Treacherous Streets

When I leave my apartment these days, there’s that nagging thought: could I become a murder weapon? Could I be asymptomatic and unknowingly infect someone? And so I put on my mask....

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Requiem for my uncle

A Brooklyn requiem: In early April, as the pandemic was raging through New York City, transforming my home into another Ground Zero, I awoke to an ominous email. My uncle would be having back surgery. ...

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