Coronavirus Adaptations for Local Businesses

In Conscious Growth Club, we’ve been discussing the coronavirus situation since February 26, and our discussion thread called “Coronavirus preparation” is now up to 325 posts and still growing. Perhaps a half-dozen related threads have been started as well, as members are discussing topics like self-care in isolation, immunity boosting tips, and sharing updates on…

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The Elephant and the Virus

With respect to the coronavirus pandemic, I am concerned about India. Given their population density and more than 1.3 billion residents, the virus situation there could soon make what’s happening in Italy and Spain look tame. Earlier this week India was reporting only 129 infections and 2 deaths. Today it’s at 249 cases and 5…

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Virus vs Culture

Some people may be surprised to learn that most viruses don’t have much respect for the following: Optimism, blind or otherwise Fearlessness Mathematical illiteracy Feelings Opinions Conspiracies Spring break Jobs Economics Lying Denial Ignorance Irrationality Insults Politics Excuses Incompetence Toilet paper abundance Relative to human beings, who may be compassionate and understanding about some of…

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The Stun Setting

Lately I’ve been feeling like we’re living through a particular Star Trek: The Next Generation episode. No, not “Contagion” – that’s about a computer virus. Not “Thine Own Self” either, but that’s a good guess. I’m thinking of “The Ensigns of Command.” That’s the episode where Data, the android character, must convince a bunch of…

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