Coronavirus quarantine

Day 11

Today marked a turning point of sorts for Jane and me, a simple acceptance that we're in this for the long haul ... and that there's nothing we can do to change things.

For me, life looks a lot like it usually does. I am an extreme introvert and am accustomed to spending weeks at home without going anywhere in a car. I've learned over many years how to be with myself comfortably and quietly. I don't get bored, I clean house instead. I don't get lonely, I make art instead. I don't need to see people in real life, I meet them online, just like I have for the past 15 or so years.

Day 10

Warning: This could turn into an ugly rant.

I woke this morning ashamed. Ashamed of myself, ashamed of our country, ashamed of our species. Through a toxic combination of reckless ignorance and unbridled greed, we have brought civilization to the brink of disaster. To my children and grandchildren and great grandchildren, I am as sorry as I can be. I promise to do better in the few years I have left on earth.

Day 9

In our house, the quarantine began on the Ides of March. Since then we've been feeling our way along, and writing a lot. I hope you won't mind me using BlueNC to track my thoughts. Feel free to do the same.

This was written to on a Dan Forest Facebook thread, to one of his supporters.

Day 9

I'm afraid we're on different sides of the same coin. We both think the other side is ruining the country. Neither of us likes what we see happening, but we're powerless to do much about it.

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