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It’s Time to Stop Counting

It’s time to stop counting. As of right now, I’m no longer counting how many day I’ve been in isolation. The whole thing is moot, and honestly, more than a little morbid. In the early days when we really had no concept of how long this would go on it made a kind of sense? […]

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May 29 2020: Opinion and Critique

May 29 2020: People don’t understand the difference between opinion and critique. Anyone can have an opinion. It takes some degree of knowledge and expertise to offer up a proper critique. You’re allowed to like or dislike anything you please, for whatever reason you wish or even for no reason at all. Critique is understanding […]

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May 28 2020: Victorian Novels and Barbed-Wire Matches

May 28 2020: At this point in my life I don’t care about having a consistent public image. There’s no through line, no story thread. I’m not worried about keeping my interests themed or easily explainable. There’s no way to reconcile my love of both effete Victorian novels and barbed-wire matches, the most brutal form […]

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May 27 2020: Those Mythical Coronavirus Parties

May 27 2020: Rumors persist that people are throwing coronavirus parties. Only a few have been confirmed, but we know that facts don’t have a lot of impact on what people believe. The whole concept of these shindigs is that the virus is no worse than the flu. If people get together and catch it […]

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May 26 2020: What’s Going to Count as Breaking Isolation?

May 26 2020: Today is Day 70 of isolation for me. I’m counting the days since the last time I went anywhere other than the grocery store. The question I have, though, is what’s going to count as breaking isolation? When will I consider myself no longer under lockdown, or sheltering in place, in quarantine, […]