Why 30 Days Abroad Was No Vacation

And why coming back was no homecoming.

Steven Lee Gilbert
Dec 5, 2021 · 6 min read

The disposable gloves, the hand sanitizer and disinfectant, the blue surgical face masks (eventually replaced by colorful, but less effective, cloth-covered ones), the fear of touching and the worry of not touching, the isolation and six feet of space and a good attitude were all you needed. For the attitude you avoided the news, or if you…