A person who pursues acts of charity and justice spreads the gift of lovingkindness through the world: Rabbi Elazar
Dice are rolling. Dominoes are falling. People are panicking.
Let us be menschen,not maniacs.
There have been worse flu seasons. Ten years ago, there was a very virulent strain strain ripping through the city. Though some called for schools to close, they didn't. Certainly, B'way and other entertainment venues didn't.
We must stay calm. We must be patient with each other.
Do not be like my college, which promises, "We're here to support you." Which promised to be open until the 19th, and then shut down well before. Which promised to help us make videos, which then turn out to be 3 or 4 minute shots. Which most students, utiizing their smart phones, won't have the bandwidth to download. So, back to asynchronous e-distance.
Administrator: don't send out Nastygrams. Pause. Appreciate your faculty. Empathize with the students. Start every communique with appreciation, not demands. And be specific--not the old dear and valued member start, followed by demands and imputations of inadequacy. Don't be a stressor, be a jester.
This is how I intend to inspire: Every twilight evening, before sunset, I will open my window and sing. If you pass by, sing with me. Tonight it was "This land is your land," Simple songs solace and sooth.