Let's take a moment to reflect upon the fact that, no matter how dire things are and, how more terrible they're expected to become, we're still able to issue some control over our lives. By staying indoors as often as we can, social distancing when we're out and, enacting strict quarantine procedures at the first sign of illness, we all have the ability to flatten the COVID-19 curve.
That's one helluva a lot more than you can say about our ability as individuals to steer the course of disasters like a nuclear exchange, monsoon or earthquake.
I haven’t had a proper drink since last year, for medical reasons. I can’t think of anything worth buying in a store that’s worth dying for. Once in constant motion, the pandemic has seen my feet nailed to the floor. No loot. No Booze. No fun. Image via Wikipedia
A performance in Portland, August 26, 2017.
A few months ago, I posted the video for Donald Fagen’s 1982 now-classic track, “New Frontier.” At the time, I said that I couldn’t get this tune out of my head. It hasn’t left. Here is a group of quarantined musicians doing a wonderful cover of it. [H/t Steve Silberman] Image: YouTube
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