On the eve of the Governor's planned entry into Phase One of recovery, Mayor Stoney made the right—but hard—decision to ask for a delay in the City of Richmond. I've written a lot elsewhere about the weird/strange/incomplete/shady/confusing data the Governor has used to build his timeline for recovery. I'm proud of the Mayor and his […]
I’m writing this entry from a hammock hung between my back deck and the privacy fence. It stretches through some ornamental shrubs, and lying in it makes me feel like I’m in a forest. I can still hear more cars than, say, a week ago, but the carpenter bees and robins are louder. It’s about […]
Today, I checked off more than two items from my todo list and closed out an entire project. Incredible! Like I said 11 days ago (!), corona-attention is incredibly streaky and unpredictable. I'm grateful to have caught the tail of whatever productivity dragon happened by this morning and held on for most of the workday.
Some coronadays, turns out, are pretty good and Mother's Day was one of them. I'm not sure why—it just hit right.
As Virginia lurches towards Phase One of recovery, Mel Leonor at the Richmond Times-Dispatch has a piece that everyone should read. It'll make you mad. The one chart that the Governor has used to make his case for reopening this coming Friday, May 15th, is a 14-day decline in percent of positivity. However, Leonor reports […]
Took some time to climb a tree today.
The magical thing about a bike is that it can change your scenery in just a couple of minutes with very little effort. Taking short, unscripted bike rides around this half of Richmond has kept me from getting too stir crazy and too sick of the very limited places to sit in our house. I've […]
Stress drank a bunch of margarita while hate reading quotes from the Governor's press conference.
The Governor announced that he expects Virginia to enter Phase One of his recovery plan on May 15th. Despite data, despite caution! Return we must so people can order appetizers and bang trims from folks who do not have the privilege of working from home! Anyway, pretty disappointed but morbidly fascinated by what the coronagraphs […]
Easily the best night of coronaquarantine so far. The child retreated to his Fortnite and FaceTime cave, Val and I sang and danced in the kitchen while the fresh air and nighttime sounds slipped in through the screen doors. We drank wine.
We’ve gotten to the “experimenting with birding” part of quarantine.
Books I've read recently with parallel world-related themes: The Gone World The Magicians The Long Earth It all feels a little on the nose.
My quarantine attention level is streaky like whoa. Some days I can barely stay on top of my ever-dwindling amount of email. Some days I'm checking off things from my todo list that have sat dormant for months. I can't predict when the productivity will hit, and I can't predict what I'll feel like doing. […]
This article resonates with me. Every day, I hear more and more whispers about the coming parental rebellion when we will rise up against our tiny-human oppressors.
I was on a (virtual) panel, as part of RVA Bike Month, titled Bikes, Buses + Budgets (odd comma choice not my own). Lately, like, for the past two and a half weeks, I've found it so hard to do things involving other people. This panel, about topics I know well and ostensible enjoy talking […]
Caipirinhas while making dinner!
I have the pajamas I sleep in and then the pajamas I change into and wear for the rest of the day.
I tricked my family into eating leftover meatballs via “meatball sandwiches,” and now I feel like some sort of Dinner King.
Apropos of Day 41, we ordered takeout for the first time since quarantine began. Queso is a delicious—but stressful—morale booster. We've broken the takeout seal, but I'm still not sure whether it'll become a frequent part of our routine.