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COVID Rescue #3

So, the next round of stimulus was just signed into law by President Biden. Let’s dive in. The $1.9 trillion bill called the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 includes stimulus checks, child tax credits, jobless help, vaccine-distribution money, healthcare subsidies, and aid for struggling restaurants. What’s not inside?
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What If Something Good Happens

For the past year, it has seemed (to me, anyway) that the stream of bad news has mainly been interrupted by worse news.Every week it seems we’re confronted by death tolls, natural disasters, political shenanigans, business closures, viral variants, and more.It's so easy to become fixated on doom scrolling and negative headlines. The media makes that easy.But what if things are getting better?
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Conquering Corona

Conquering Corona This pandemic is relentless.  It continues to take thousands of lives daily and disrupt the lives of millions more.  But we are also relentless in our resistance.  In the face of mounting casualties, we continue to move forward and upwards with our lives as we maneuver to protect our families, our communities and ourselves.  
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Post-Election 2020

Whew...What a year this week has been. What a year this month has been. It's been a wild ride this last week, month and year! It's time to put down the phone, unplug for a bit, and take a break from the doomscrolling. Now that the election’s been called, everything will get back to normal, right? Well, maybe not. We're still in the midst of a pandemic.
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Election worries?

Ain't no sense worryin' about the things you got control over, 'cause if you got control over 'em, ain't no sense worryin'. And ain't no sense worrin' about the things you don't got control over, 'cause if you don't got control over 'em, ain't no sense worryin'.
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Climate Risk and your Portfolio

September 22, 2020 Let’s talk about climate risk.  No, I am not talking about "climate change" as the partisan political issue that divides us rather than binds all of us global inhabitants to a common interest to protect our surroundings.I am talking about the wildfires, hurricanes, and floods we’ve seen in 2020 (on top of an already-awful global pandemic) make this an important conversation to have.
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Corona Fatigue

August 24, 2020  Aren’t you getting tired of this little bug that is too tiny to see but has nevertheless turned the whole world upside down? Aren’t you tired of being cooped up, scared and careful all the time? Corona Fatigue has made us all emotionally vulnerable and exhausted. Throw on top of all that an election where the parties unabashedly exploit our vulnerabilities brought on by a global tragedy to drive a wedge between us.
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Corona Backstep

July 20, 2020After months of lockdowns, we the people, were finally given the okay to restart our lives and livelihoods.  Many eased into the world carefully while others went all out and partied.  So here we are taking a few steps backwards as our invisible foe reminds us of its persistent presence. 
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COVID-19 - Reprieve from Lockdown

Our country, and the world, is slowly waking from the social and economic isolation imposed on us to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.  While the Coronavirus is still with us we are moving forward to to recapture our lives, as we struggle to cope with the realities of the ever-present virus and its dangers.
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Corona - changing the future (and how to keep up)

May 18, 2020 Life has changed; how do we adapt without losing sight of what we want to achieve? While no one knows how the future will play out, I believe that our society and our economy are experiencing a massive shift. We will never go back to the world we had before COVID-19, and the lens that we used to evaluate ideas, markets, economies, and personal choices over the last decade may need a new prescription for the next decade.
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Corona Optimist

May 11, 2020 One day, we’ll look back on these strange days and tell stories about the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020 “The toilet paper had armed guards.”“We celebrated birthdays and graduations over Zoom.”“Our children and our pets were our officemates.”.But right now, we’re getting through it. One day at a time.
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Corona Dilemma - lives vs. livelihood

May 4, 2020 It’s been weeks since small and large businesses, schools, parks and beaches have been shuttered.  It seems like a lot longer, doesn’t it?   I know that I and my family are feeling the strain.How about you?  Are your ready to venture out again?
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Coping with Corona

April 27, 2020  There is a growing fatigue that I sense in our public and private discussion around the COVID pandemic.   Do you feel it?  While the collective “treatment” of mandated social isolation and paralysis of economic livelihoods, has been largely effective against the virus, the side effects are increasingly disruptive.
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Corona Recovery Senerios

April 20, 2020Everyone you and I have ever met has been affected by the coronavirus.My neighbors in Agoura Hills, and friends and family in New York, Florida, Brazil, England, Germany, Italy, Australia and Israel.It’s likely that every human on the planet has been affected by COVID-19.We have not had a global pandemic of this magnitude since the 1918 Influenza scourge swept our world during the waning years of World War 1.  At that time the ventilator had not yet been invented
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Corona Mental

April 13, 2020 As the COVID pandemic continues to claim the lives of parents, grandparents, sons & daughters, we are finally seeing evidence that the sacrifices that we have been making are bearing fruit.  The rate of serious illness, as measured by the number of COVID cases that require hospitalization, appears to be stabilizing and even dropping
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Corona and the Crown

There have been an additional 500,000 confirmed cases worldwide since a week ago, for a total of 1.3 Million confirmed cases.  About 350,000 in the USA alone with almost 9000 deaths (one third of which are in New York City).  While that is frightening indeed, we are getting a clearer view of what the pandemic looks like In Italy for example the acceleration in the number of deaths has flattened out... And even in New York
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COVID Captivity

March 30, 2020 It has been and eventful week fraught with good news and bad. On the healthcare front:  The total worldwide confirmed cases of COVID-19 are rapidly approaching 1 Million.  In the U.S. there are 160,000 cases, more than any other single country on earth. On the economic front: Unemployment application in the U.S. surged last week as companies scrambled to preserve cash.
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Corona Conflict

March 23,2020 The invisible viral scourge continues to make its presence felt more and more.  It is difficult for most of us to fully comprehend the gravity of the harm that an unseen bug can impose on our health, and in turn how the state of our own health can meaningfully threaten those around us.  Saturday was a beautiful day and the crowds were out at the beaches, parks and trails.  Though invisible, the threat is real.  This is no time to mingle in crowds.
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Corona Wars

March 17, 2020 What a difference a weekend can make!  Much of the world is staying home, and now that includes us here in Southern California.  Our political leaders are beginning to understand the potential seriousness of this pandemic and are taking extraordinary measures to protect the population. Is it a good idea to restrict our freedom of movement and isolate us physically from each other?
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Corona Crisis

March 13, 2020 It looks like the world is in a bit of panic.  Fear has consumed us.  While it is perfectly okay to feel fear don’t let fear guide your actions in a way that will work against your best interests.
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