In a State of Siege: Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Days 25 & 26

Next to power without honor, the most dangerous thing in the world is power without humor. ~ Eric Sevareid There’s a joke making the rounds of the internet: “I feel like I’m 16 again. Gas is cheap and I’m grounded.” That feeling – of being grounded – chafes. The American way is one long highway, … More In a State of Siege: Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Days 25 & 26

In a State of Siege: Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Days 23 & 24

Solitude: a silent storm that breaks down all our dead branches, yet sends our living roots deeper into the living heart of the living earth. ~ Khalil Gibran, Sand and Foam The virus still lurks, despite the fact that statistics suggest fewer new cases are showing up. So I am still crossing off the days … More In a State of Siege: Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Days 23 & 24

In a State of Siege: Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Days 17 & 18

Dedicated to the people struck down by COVID-19. On Day 17 of self-isolation, for some reason I wake up thinking of William Golding’s novel The Lord of the Flies. It brilliantly explores the human struggle, which civilization covers up and denies. Morality, law, and culture versus anarchy, bloodlust, power, amorality, selfishness, violence. An eerie sense … More In a State of Siege: Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Days 17 & 18

In a State of Siege: Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Day 16

Hello again. It’s Day 16 officially, but I’ve actually been self-isolating for about three weeks now. I don’t need to remind you, I know, that things are not getting better outside my door. I wish I could. But I don’t have a Pollyanna personality. At least not right now. This past week did bring a … More In a State of Siege: Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Day 16

Struggling with the New Normal. Honest. In a State of Siege, Not at All Easy

I wish I could write about every day as if it were a new and exciting adventure now. But I’ll be honest. It’s a bit of a struggle. I’ll admit it. Today I felt flattened. And I told myself it’s OK to feel that way. And I sort of believed it. I watched too much … More Struggling with the New Normal. Honest. In a State of Siege, Not at All Easy