Archive for May 19th, 2020

May 19th, 2020 - 1:29 pm § in Misc.

“It’s just the flu.”

Some people want to minimize the seriousness of Covid-19 for ulterior reasons. They argue, “It’s just the flu. People die of flu every year.” Except Covid-19 deaths are in addition to flu deaths. And the Covid-19 deaths have exceeded the typical number of flu deaths by multiples — currently [...]

May 19th, 2020 - 12:46 pm § in Misc.

What will happen to UW and WSU athletics?

The University of Washington and Washington State University athletic departments are run by Jen Cohen and Pat Chun, respectively. As athletic directors, their job duties embrace budgets, which obviously have been impacted by Covid-19 containment measures. It’s still unknown to what extent UW [...]

May 19th, 2020 - 1:14 am § in Jews, Misc.

A Jewish Thought on Malcom’s Birthday

Ru Man   When I was a kid, the first book I read that I couldn’t put down was the “Autobiography of Malcolm X.” I loved it so much that I read it twice. Years later as a junior or senior in high school, I came to realize that the reason why a white Jewish kid […][...]