This week Minnesota, Midwest and much of US is diving into bitter cold waves of air generated by a phenomenon call ‘Polar Vortex‘ (low pressure in cold air surrounding the poles). The temperatures are expected to be in single digit to subzero on some days with windchill reaching lower than -20F.
In recent years there are lot of stories on prescription opioids related addiction problem in many rural America. Major newspapers & other media has been covering reports of increasing deaths from opioids & drug overdose related problems. In this recent article in Washington Posts, one third of long term users say they’re hooked on prescription opioids. Very interesting but alarming story!
Interesting New York Times op-ed article World Fears Trump’s America. It is a Good Thing which and it makes lot of sense. Just like we need laws to regulate society & business but no-body seems like these laws. Likewise, we like our strong leaders but we don’t like how they act & do it. Very interesting read indeed !
In October 31, 2016 issue of New Yorker magazine there is an article titled – Hillary Clinton and the Populist Revolt by the magazine’s investigative reporter George Packer. The other day while driving home from work, I was listening to NPR’s Terry Gross’s Fresh air interview with the author of the article about current prudential election and American’s working class’s popular revolt. During my 20 min drive I found the interview very interesting. Next day, I read the online version of the article in New Yorker’s website. The article is long read but at the end I found the news report very useful to understand the various issues that are fueling the current revolt from the left and the right. In my view, the report is also balanced politically.
I read an article about A Story of Truth, Lies & American Addition in to-day’s The Washington Post. I had read several stories on this topic in the past year or so, but this heart-breaking story almost made me cry. This article was so beautifully written and a vivid survival struggle of a addict named Amanda, doing everything right but still a victim of addiction habit.
Very interesting & a success story of a Nepalese 7-eleven worker in Connecticut. The news article The Most Successful Female Everest Climber of All Time Is a Housekeeper in Hartford, Connecticut published covers her profile in Outside online. This is also covered in Washington Post.
To-day I read Sheryl Sandberg’s very moving & deeply personal speech to 2016 graduating class of UC Berkley. She writes often writes at very personal touch and very moving posts or articles. Her best selling “Lean-in” is very good book too. Even in this speech, the lotus 1-2-3 spread sheet experience reminded me of my own experience when I was struggling to learn spread sheet and often I used to get help from my good colleague Ramesh. Her three Ps, resilience and to lean on positive part of our live is very important lesson for everybody.