A Collective Fatigue and a Global Pandemic

by Patricia Salgado, Ph.D. June 17, 2021 Photo Courtesy of The Nation, April 12, 2021, Ludovic Marin/AFP photo Are we moving to the end of the Pandemic? Perhaps. With Memorial Day in the past and July 4th on the horizon and yet another confusing CDC memoranda, it would seem so. Perhaps. However, the first of … Continue reading A Collective Fatigue and a Global Pandemic

The View from a Small Island: Update to our earlier post on Policing in U.S.

“Winning a conviction against a police officer rarely happens.” (highlights from National Public Radio’s All Things Considered) This week the trial of Derek Chauvin began and NPR’ All Things Considered ran a brief commentary which attempts to clarify issues but fails to fully explore and explain why convictions are so rare. The topic is too … Continue reading The View from a Small Island: Update to our earlier post on Policing in U.S.

Women in Stem from the ‘See Jane’ Series

If you are not reading the 'See Jane Series' I hope this post will introduce you to the Genna Davis Institute on Gender in the Media. Here is a teaser to this article By: Mary Ellen Holden On this International Women’s Day, we spotlight Hannah Young, a seasoned diplomat with the UK’s Foreign, Commonwealth, and Development … Continue reading Women in Stem from the ‘See Jane’ Series

The View from a Small Island: Ode to a Nap

On the first week of a new decade, I feel ‘a nap’ coming on. Perhaps this is driven by the weather: rainy, solid cloud cover, foggy when the drizzle lets up. In general, a stay-at-home, climb under a new (gift from grandson) soft wrap and sip hot chocolate kind-of-day. ODE TO A NAP: Back in … Continue reading The View from a Small Island: Ode to a Nap

The View from a Small Island: The Awe of It

"Awe is a 'physiological reaction that seems to override my brain.' (Constance Grady (VOX.com) January 10, 2019 The excitement or anxiety of the November 3rd election has faded—somewhat. By the 15th of the month worries have moved onto the raging pandemic now sweeping the country including our beautiful coastline. Health authorities here are exclaiming ‘exponential’ … Continue reading The View from a Small Island: The Awe of It