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Eight Weeks Out from When

Eight Weeks Out from When 0

When will this thing end?  The numbers from China suggest eight weeks, some say. Others, myself included, disagree.  And regardless, I think this kind of reckoning is largely beside the point.  There is a lesson, an opportunity that lies in the shadow of that question. 
  • Mark Bitterman
Coronavirus: An Update to Our Community

Coronavirus: An Update to Our Community 0

To Our Beloved Community:
 
We’ve temporarily closed our retail shops in Portland and New York due to COVID-19. Safeguarding the health of our elderly, our disadvantaged, and our medical professionals is more than a courtesy, it is the linchpin of our social contract. When we put ourselves ahead of others, we build a better world.
  • Mark Bitterman
Coronavirus: The Best Health Advice We've Found, and Our Present Plans

Coronavirus: The Best Health Advice We've Found, and Our Present Plans 0

We have been closely monitoring the evolution of the COVID-19 outbreak since January.  Guidelines from WHO, CDC, OHA, and NYH indicate that it is safe and reasonable to remain open for business. And so we will, until further notice. 

In this article below we list the best experts we've found for sound, actionable advice on how to take care of yourself and your loved-ones.  

  • Mark Bitterman
A Can of Gratitude

A Can of Gratitude 0

Here we see an abundance of privilege, manifested as a collection of canned fish. How did they get here? What's their story?
  • Mark Bitterman