Coronavirus April 9

Posted on 04/09/2020 in misc

Like everybody else, the pandemic is "top of mind" 24 x 7 for me. I'm writing to help myself not internalize all of it. You can find other posts in the series at https://odonnellweb.com/pelican/tag/coronavirus.html

I got nothing today. I never even opened up a Google Doc this morning to make notes when something comes to mind that I might want to expand on later. In my post yesterday I talked about not feeling the pressure to "do something" with all this time locked-in at home. Well, this me taking my own advice today.

Ok, one thing. I finished The Girl at the End of the World last night. It's a quick, light and very entertaining book about a 15 year girl who is one of only a handful of people left after a pandemic kills everybody in 48 hours. What I took from it is that our lives could be worse. Actually, it has kind of an uplifting and hopeful ending and if you are looking for something to read you could do much worse than spend 2-3 hours with this book. Tonight I start reading Wanders: A Novel by Chuck Wendig. It also is set in a pandemic.

No, I don't need help. Yet.

I will leave you with this though, a totally delightful article about Weird Al in today's NYT. I suspect some of you will be so happy to read this article that this will be considered one of my best blog posts of the pandemic.