My lessons learned

This is a wrap-up of the “12 Things We Learned in 12 Months of the Pandemic” series. (You can read Part 1 here, Part 2 here, and Part 3 here.) Thank you to all who contributed. I loved these posts. They received such positive feedback that I’ve decided to extend the series. Going forward, I’lll be postingContinue reading “My lessons learned”

12 Things We Learned in 12 Months of the Pandemic (Part 3)

Part 3 of a 3-part series. Read Part 1 here and Part 2 here. 9. AnneMarie Luijendijk (Head of First College, Professor of Religion, Chair of the Committee for the Study of Late Antiquity, Princeton University) I am still processing what happened this past year: the immense tragedy of the pandemic and the important urgency of theContinue reading “12 Things We Learned in 12 Months of the Pandemic (Part 3)”

12 Things We Learned in 12 Months of the Pandemic (Part 2)

Part 2 of a 3-part series. Read Part 1 here. 5. Noah Schochet (Prototype Engineer, ThirdEye Gen) When the pandemic hit, and all the students were sent home, we all found ourselves thrown into a new, uncertain environment that forced us to adapt quickly. No matter who you were, where you lived, or what youContinue reading “12 Things We Learned in 12 Months of the Pandemic (Part 2)”

12 Things We Learned in 12 Months of the Pandemic (Part 1)

Part 1 of a 3-part series. As we approach the anniversary of the first COVID lockdown in the United States, I asked twelve people what they’ve learned in the past 12 months. Here’s what they told me: 1. Ally Dalman (Software Engineer, Google) I learned that what I value most is being able to spendContinue reading “12 Things We Learned in 12 Months of the Pandemic (Part 1)”

The ones who were happy about the pandemic

Most people I know think the pandemic is awful. But some of my friends are actually happy about it. These friends are not heartless. They just think that the pandemic is all part of G-d’s plan. If G-d is all-powerful, all-knowing, and all-good, then he would create the best world for us, and this isContinue reading “The ones who were happy about the pandemic”