I walk. A lot. I've always done so but now with a different kind of energy, an unsettling drive. Restless.
Clocking more miles due to the quarantine, its prohibitions have altered some of my normal routes through Claremont. Morning treks up into the chaparral-studded foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains, or along dusty Thompson Creek Trail, are no longer possible. So I have been hugging closer to interior neighborhoods, from dawn to dusk, and one consequence has been to become more sharply attuned to small moments.
Before I write about money and investments in the context of COVID-19, I want to be clear that the illness is first and foremost a health and humanitarian concern and only secondarily a financial one.
As important an asset as money may be, health and well-being are our greatest assets. Our thoughts go out to all affected directly by the illness, as well as the countless others whose daily lives have been upended in response to the threat.
Earlier this week we published part one and part two (online only) of a story about Nicole Lanni, who as chair-elect of the Claremont Chamber was going to be named executive committee chairperson to the organization, one of the most prominent business positions in Claremont. Before she started her position, the COURIER was contacted by several Chamber members who were upset about business dealings with Ms. Lanni.
There’s an enormous amount of information about this ongoing world health emergency. The COURIER will continue publishing regular, daily, even hourly updates on our website and Facebook.
Our goal is to dispel any rumors or inaccurate information. Please take social media information with a critical eye, since there are rumors out there. This is a rapidly changing story as details emerge.