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Self-Isolation and Depression

Being cooped up, especially under stressful and uncertain circumstances, isn’t easy for people with mental health issues. Self-isolation and depression are not a good mix. Please take a moment to be kind to people that are struggling. It’s hitting me pretty hard the past few days, so I want to share a few tips on […]

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March 26 2020: The Latest Information

March 26 2020: Uusimaa (Helsinki region) is going on lockdown. It will begin Friday March 27 and last for 3 weeks. The move needs to be approved by Parliament, but there’s no indication as of this writing that it won’t pass. Meanwhile in the United States, the number of deaths attributed to COVID-19 has been […]

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March 25 2020: The Latest Information

March 25 2020: I know that I haven’t been using this space to talk about what’s going on in America, but we have a significant bit of news today that I need to address. Waffle House has closed hundreds of its locations in the United States. For non-American readers, I need to explain why this […]

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An Introvert’s Guide to Eating Well

Because I’m an minimalist introvert who works from home, the current situation hasn’t required huge lifestyle changes. Having just completed my sixth winter in Finland, I’m also adept as stocking up on essentials in the event bad weather makes grocery shopping difficult. So here is an informal Introvert’s Guide to Eating Well. First, an update […]

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Reluctantly Going Outside

After 7 days isolated in Camp Corona, we’re reluctantly going outside today. My original plan was to maybe, possibly, go on Thursday. If the outside world was looking relatively stable, we’d try to replace what we’d eaten, mainly fresh produce and proteins. Of course we’d also stock up on a few more staples. Well, things […]