Lockdown poses more questions than answers

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COVID-19 is a novel virus, so by definition it’s learn-as-you-go. I get that, but nothing drives me crazier than inconsistency and condescension, and here lately, we’ve had plenty of both. A few weeks ago I ventured out on a grocery run. I wore a mask and wiped down the grocery cart handle.  Immediately, I was fussed at for shopping the …

Life in the days of Covid 19

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Last week I dreamed that I couldn’t find my classroom. It was the first day of the semester, and there I was, rushing around, without a clue where this lecture hall was located. I knew I was going to be late, and wondered how embarrassing it would be to enter the room with the class under way. It’s a common …

Coronavirus isn’t likely our worst hard time

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My Dad often said that nothing is so bad that it couldn’t be worse. This used to annoy me, him making light of my troubles. But of course he was right. None of my problems could compare with difficulties of his hardscrabble boyhood in the 1930s. I’ve thought about hard times a lot since the outbreak of coronavirus. Maybe it’s …