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isolation

This week is the 13th week I’ve been shuttered in my Vermont summer home. I was in denial at first, but it seems like we’re in this for the long haul. Every day, I say good morning to my wife and our cat (who is an undocumented immigrant), indulge in a coffee and twenty two minutes of “Classical Stretch,” take in as much news as I can, spend hours weeding and mulching, and listen to Jan from Toyota remind me we are in this together. I find her comforting.

At first, I was honestly relieved to have the time I’d always wanted to rest, reflect, and strategize for what should come next. But isolation has done interesting things to my thoughts. Read more…