Author’s note: This column first appeared more than 20 years ago. It’s a true story of two neighbors and what they by chance discovered they could do for the other. In the process, they were able to make each other’s lives a little easier and a bit more pleasant. In the midst of the Covid-19 crisis where we currently find ourselves, I thought it appropriate to offer it once again.

These are indeed some tough times. Over the past seven months the world has faced life-and-death circumstances unlike any other in recent memory. There are hardships and harsh realities being played out that often disproportionately affect some far more than others. There is nothing fair or just about. It is nonetheless and unmistakably part of our current reality.

Dr. Mike McGough is a retired York College professor who currently works as a leadership consultant.

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