Put a Little Sugar On It

In case you need to disinfect wound and you have run out of hydrogen peroxide or alcohol.

Doctors are finding one way that sugar can benefit your health: it may help heal wounds when antibiotics fail.



I got up at 0500 again and meditated at 0600. Today Santa Fe was very very quiet. Walking four miles I encountered two people on foot and maybe 6-10 cars.

My work in the studio is hampered by a small cut on my left index finger that became infected. Hopefully a couple days of caution will take care of that.


This Tumblr contains several funny posts showing images of Corona creativity. Wearing a motorcycle helmet during a flight, turning a bra into a face mask, wearing five face masks at once for greater protection, creating a mask for your cat, wearing some sort of modified bottle on one’s head, and how to feed monks from a distance…


Ravens were used by Vikings to determine if there was a land ahead during their long voyages across the open sea. They carried ravens with them in cages. When they found themselves far away from the shore and didn’t know which way to go, they would set a raven free.

Raven would fly high in the air and then start flying in circles searching for land in the distance. Because ravens can’t land on water, if the raven could not see a land, he would return to the ship. But if the raven saw land in the distance, it would fly straight for it. All the Vikings had to do is follow the raven.


Ah yes, of course

I just came home from an early walk through empty streets. This week I have been getting up at 0500 every morning, sitting down to meditate around 0600 and walking four miles at 0700. Meditating while day breaks is wonderful. I will write a separate post about meditation, because it is so helpful at a time like this.

The world will soon be a very different place – here are some light-hearted reasons why it will look different.

We will begin to see people’s natural hair color as salons are shuttered and even home visits are strictly forbidden in Europe, although I am sure there is a sizable illegal trade going on. Wear the grey with pride, I say.

People will have to suspend their Botox habit, or learn how to inject themselves.

There is a large uptick in sales of shavers and beard trimmer as people take care of their hair themselves. That reminds me, it’s time for my weekly shave. :-)

I am reminded yet again that this virus does not care about borders and it doesn’t care whether you are beautiful or rich or powerful. All that matters is what we do, not who we are or what we have. To do means more than to have. Lending a helping hand, having compassion for others, that’s doing. Beauty, wealth and power are something we only wear like a garment, for a brief time… and then it’s gone.