“Social trust is a nation’s immune system.”

– Rachel Kleinfeld, Sept. 11, 2020

About ‘The Word’

Page initiated April 10, 2020

This website has been used for a variety of purposes over time. The Word was launched as the 2020 Covid-19 pandemic took root as a way to sneak conversation past the lockdown. Subsequent experience shows that humans have been quite adept at doing so, with an explosion of online tools to make it happen. No need for this website to help with that.

The next iteration of The Word may prove to be wordless. That would be a nice twist.

If Mister Covid is driving you nuts, pick up a book. Try Page 60, or another number to your liking. Don’t expect total relief, or a complete experience. Just use it as a way to get yourself grounded again. Any book, after all, is a wonderful window on the world.

Send a selfie video of your Page 60 reading here.

For earlier posts in this series of Page Sixty readings, click here.

– Sept. 28, 2020 with “Kleptopia: How Dirty Money Is Conquering the World” (2020)

– Sept. 27, 2020 with “Five Little Peppers Grown Up” (1937, 1920, 1892)

– Sept. 26, 2020 with “Olga da Polga” (1971)

– Sept. 25, 2020 with “The Southern Diaspora” (2005)