Corona-count:

Boris Johnson, in ICU for the second night. They say he is stable, but I don’t think I trust them anymore.

In Boston, we are under suggestions: curfew from 9 pm to 6 am and face masks in public. Not the law, but a request from our mayor.

Still…

I am in the throes of a book.

It’s isn’t quite a good book. It’s a 95% predictable, dystopian, YA novel. These are things I don’t often read: novels. Predictable futuristic. …

During the Black Death, there were bells to announce earthly departures. The stories are all different. In some places, there was a death toll at sunset, the living paused and counted the rings to know how many neighbors had passed. In other places, a ring announced every death, as it…

Boston coronavirus textmonster alert of the morning:

Every resident should do their part to slow the spread of the virus. Stay at home, wash your hands and surfaces, and keep your distance from others.

That’s right kids, wash your surfaces.

Other news: Just fifteen minutes ago, I had my first…

I’d like to welcome April to the stage.

April, this is 2020. I’ll give you a minute to look around. It’s probably not what you expected. Us neither. But we are all in this together, April.

That’s right, we are all in this together because none of us has a…

Today is not a good one.

Getting out of bed was terrible. I couldn’t do it. So much cold, so little purpose. What finally got me up was my husband, pulling his own feet to the floor. I am the one who is the first one up. I have nothing…

I spoke too soon.

The daily corona-count: My father. Corona-untested. Corona-symptomatic.

Saturday morning, my brother called. It seemed like a thing. I pretended to be lucid, verbal, answered even though I normally wouldn’t so early in the day. He said: So, I just talked to our father.

I’m not going…

I’m not sure if that’s the date. I think it is. I could look it up, as one does. But what would be the point? No point.

As I type, my husband is sitting at his desk in the bedroom, about to get on a conference call for a class…

Lydia

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