Let Them Eat Cake

Marie Antoinette may not have said this famous line, or it may have been crafted by an anonymous author who put it in the mouth of a clueless aristocrat.  Either way, it's a phrase that has taken on new meaning and relevance as the world reels under the Covid-19 pandemic. Although I am in the…

Cool Head and Warm Hands

When navigating a crisis, whether personal or public, walking that narrow bridge between keeping calm, cool and collected and begging for help is where I usually find myself.  Many of the recent Ragtag Daily Prompts ("Sangfroid, "Hold My Hand," and "Looking Within") are pretty good thumbnail sketches of the various mental and emotional states most…