Tag Archives: fear


After this latest terrorist attack — each, it seems, more horrific than the last — the phrase “the new normal” is now cropping up. What does that mean, I wonder? Does that mean we’ll stop being horrified? That we will


Hours after the terrorist attacks in Paris, someone on Facebook posted the photo of a dense crowd in Paris following the massacre at Charlie Hebdo back in January. The rallying cry, and the biggest sign hoisted into the air said

Quarantined in the Time of Fear

In Albert Camus’ novel The Plague, the French town of Oran is quarantined   when people start dying from bubonic plague. No one can leave the town; no one from outside can get in. Families are torn apart, lovers are separated.