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And Yet Remain Lonesome

Television is a medium of entertainment which permits millions of people to listen to the same joke at the same time, and yet remain lonesome. T. S. Eliot The fact that I already live largely as a hermit, while beneficial in these times, allows me grater opportunity to pretend everything is normal does not escape […]

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A Headache from Adrenal Fatigue

As I’m writing this it’s 7 am on Saturday, 28 March 2020. I’m awake because I have a headache from adrenal fatigue, an aftereffect of having an anxiety disorder. When Katie gets up I’m going to make biscuits and gravy with scrambled eggs for breakfast. We’ll eat in the living room while watching a Studio […]

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March 28 2020: The Latest Information

March 28 2020: Finland is now up to over 1,000 cases and 7 deaths. For context, just 3 days ago those figures were below 800 cases and only 2 deaths. Uusimaa (Helsinki metropolitan region) has not been closed off yet as Parliament’s Constitutional Law Committee looks into whether it’s legal. Uusimaa is now closed off […]

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Settling into the New Normal

Thinking about the coronavirus and the state of the world has understandably distracted me from writing. Getting supplies secured, baking and canning and freezing so that we have enough food in case we can’t leave the apartment for a few weeks has cut deeply into my schedule. The mass stupidity, callous cruelty, and extreme danger […]

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March 27 2020: The Latest Information

March 27 2020: The United States just passed China as the country with the highest number of infections, and the government is still talking about lifting social distancing restrictions, sending people back to work, and have things back to normal by Easter. I can’t do this today. Please be sure you’re getting information from reliable […]