They do have it and it can save lives.

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When former President Trump tested positive for COVID he was treated with this, and a few other drugs, and recovered quickly.

Why? Was it some “special” treatment for the rich and privileged?

To a certain extent, yes, but not exactly.

He wasn’t treated with anything new that isn’t available or has never been used before. The former president was treated with a combination of several things, eight to be exact, most notably monoclonal antibodies.

The FDA approved the use of monoclonal antibodies for treatment under an Emergency Use Order (EUO), the same as the vaccines. …


My friend’s life is proof that you get what you give.

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It was a tough month and I lost another friend. Her funeral service was by zoom. And it was a tear-jerker.

Mary was not young, 80 years old, and was not famous. What she was, was loved by many. She was loving and kind and made a connection to anyone and everyone she met. She was keenly aware that no matter who you were, you needed love.

People were her species, and she knew it.

I listened to 32 people talk about how she loved and accepted them, listened to them when they needed help. …


After a year, we still might be pushing an unsafe situation.

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In MA, Governor Charlie Baker has ordered schools to reopen for in-person learning.

The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) mandated grades K-5 return by April 5th and grades 6–8 by April 29th. They had not released a date for the return of grades 9–12.

On March 10th, the MA Department of Education released new protocols for in-person learning to comply with this mandate.

In my hometown of Winthrop, MA, Superintendent Lisa Howard immediately created a staggered timeline to ensure that all students returned gradually, that all protocols were met, and that they had adequate resources. …


The case will likely be heard later this year.

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The Boston Marathon Bombing took place on April 15, 2013. I was still a contractor for Homeland Security when it happened. Sitting at my desk, one of the big guys stormed through the door and announced.

“The sh** has hit the fan.”

Bombs had exploded near the finish line at the Boston Marathon, killing three people instantly and injuring 264. Seventeen people lost their limbs.

Another terror attack, in my city this time.

Two pressure cooker bombs had exploded 14 seconds apart, spewing pellets.

The suspects are identified as Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, and his 19-year-old brother Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

Tamerlan is…


It will leave you in tears.

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It takes place off the South African coast, in a seascape of kelp, floating and swaying with the rhythm of the ocean. It is silent and peaceful, a world most of us will never experience firsthand.

Craig Foster is burned out, exhausted, and seeking to discover some meaning in his life. And lessons he can pass on to his son.

He commits to going into the ocean every day for an entire year. He moves amongst the inhabitants, an interloper, seeking a quiet escape from the world above. …


But you never know when you’ll say good-bye for the last time.

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In a sense, COVID has brought my family together.

Though we sadly lost one to the radical right, our number increased. And no one was infected with or died from COVID.

Face it, these days any gathering, even virtual, is considered an event. It’s a chance to get together and share small victories in addition to our mutual miseries. In a sense, it’ misery enjoying company, but in the best way possible: with humor.

And yes, it is tinged with a bit of sarcasm, but that’s my family’s way.

Every Saturday as people begin to drop out, we say good-bye…


Do the simple things you’re supposed to do.

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“Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.”
~ Mother Teresa

Some are destined to do great things with their lives, live it in the public eye, and show or teach us something unique.

We all know of influencers and world leaders that have inspired us and done great things to make the world a better place.

Mother Teresa’s gift was her compassion and love for the poorest of the poor. …


Plant a tree and watch it reach toward heaven.

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In the words of poet Joyce Kilmer, “I think that I shall never see, a poem lovely as a tree.”

True, but have you ever considered coming back as one?

And not only that, but the tree of your choice? Now it’s possible. It’s not creepy or morbid, just a matter of transformation.

It’s a way of completing the circle of life, but in a sense, it’s a way for your life, or at least part of you, to continue in the physical world.

From your ashes, a beautiful Red Maple, Red Oak, Pink Dogwood, White Dogwood, Weeping Willow, Japanese…


It depends on who you are at your core.

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Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be wildly famous and rich? To achieve all your goals and be rewarded with wealth and prestige?

For some, it’s a dream and a lifelong ambition.

We need people with ingenuity and drive. They discover, invent, and move us forward along with them. Whether they are technical geniuses, actors, musicians, writers, or spiritual leaders, to name a few, the energy they put out lifts up society as a whole.

We could be that person. And we can be successful to lesser degrees but still do very well.

But once we…


Save your masks and continue to social distance.

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I’m one of those lucky people who received both of my vaccines. I work in a hospital and I received my first one before they changed the guidelines. In two weeks, I’ll be “good to go.”

Or as good to go as I can be.

This means I am protected. However, it doesn’t mean that anyone else I come into contact with is. In addition, although the data may prove that you are no longer a carrier once you’ve been fully immunized, it has not yet been confirmed.

Once you are fully immunized, the vaccine will help prevent you from…

Marilyn Regan

Marilyn is a writer, yogi, and spiritual medium. Her favorite people are animals, especially ones that meow. She loves the ocean and hates one-use plastic.

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