A SHARED MEAL

  A SHARED MEAL     In this year, 2020, we are under attack, attacked by a creature that can't reproduce without us.  That, to the extent that it eats, eats us.  We can't see it, but we can breathe it.  Passing it on in little airborne droplets of mucus.  Covid-19 [Corona Virus Disease, 2019].(6) Almost [...]

Is A Virus Alive?

IS A VIRUS ALIVE? What does it mean to be living? Viruses certainly seem to accelerate the dying. Well, some of them, anyway. Are they all parasitic? I ask my Junior College students this question: How do you define life? Not spiritually, for that is not my business here. Not through philosophy, too speculative. But [...]