The Problem with (Coronavirus) Statistics

Statistics are useful but don’t they often hide more than they reveal? I remember the early days of the coronavirus pandemic. I used to check the stats and the updates on Worldometer to get an idea of the scale of what was happening. Here's a quick glimpse. When the deaths were few, the site used … Continue reading The Problem with (Coronavirus) Statistics

Christmas Time

When I was a kid, I used to believe in Santa. Now that I have grown up, I don't anymore, but I still want to. Because now I need to make up the stories that back then I took for granted. Otherwise the world becomes too small and narrow, too snowless.  We need Christmas because … Continue reading Christmas Time

50-Word Stories #136

He ran away on their wedding day. She cried and cursed him, thinking he had forsaken her for another woman. His boss, her father, fired him. His parents disinherited him. A week later, in a forest dark, a young man hanged himself. Soon they received the letters. He had cancer. Related articles 50-Word Stories #132 … Continue reading 50-Word Stories #136