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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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COVID-19

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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COVID-19

Sympathy for the Devil during Lockdown Brooklyn

This morning, during my ongoing lockdown in a small Brooklyn apartment, I jotted down my latest quarantine memo. This morning I was thinking about rebellion. I was imagining courage and wild hope....

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COVID-19 Political Protest

Once Ground Zero, Always Ground Zero

At Ground Zero, we thought we’d grown immune to danger, fear, and death. Then the pandemic struck. Eight million strong, yet we’re alone on our germ-infested streets. ...

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COVID-19 Women

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