Responding to “I Can’t Breathe,” and Pandemic

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Every day, like many of you, I’ve spent far too much time scanning the news and social media, reading stories and looking for new tidbits of information on the pandemic and our response to it at all levels of society and around the world. It’s been exhausting and often discouraging, but important, nevertheless. Most of us, especially the most vulnerable, have listened to health officials and believe in science. We voluntarily placed ourselves in quarantine. We’ve stayed away from family, friends, and our workplaces for weeks and now months. Many of us have been personally impacted by the suffering or…...

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Jerry Lawson Writer/ghostwriter/essayist (, freelance journalist and artist. As a historian and biographer, Jerry operates a business focused on writing memoirs, biographies, and personal histories for private clients. Jerry was adjunct professor teaching history and government at several universities and worked as a reporter, editor, and managing editor of a newspaper. He acquired other experience working in industry, business, and banking. A recognized artist creating mosaics using hardwood scraps and pieces that are other’s trash. I live to write, create and make things using whatever medium is available. I am an explorer. I investigate, follow, and ponder whatever opportunities and issues life presents. I am curious about all things by nature and my interests and my writings and art are as varied as my experiences.