Category: The Corona Chronicles

  • Is it COVID or is it a COLD?

    Is it COVID or is it a COLD?

    Last updated on February 14th, 2024 at 04:55 amWhere COVID Testing Gets Inconvenient “Get used to it, buddy—this probably won’t be your last one.” — Sarah to our six-year-old as a long swab’s inserted up his nostril to test for COVID-19 I’m not one to stand in line for tickets or the latest restaurant opening,…

  • I Survived Six Months of a Global Pandemic. Now What?

    I Survived Six Months of a Global Pandemic. Now What?

    Last updated on February 14th, 2024 at 02:30 amIt’s a lot easier to look back and see what one’s life’s been like in a pandemic so far than it is to figure out what’s coming ahead in such uncertain times. COVID-19’s messed with us all, bringing everything to a grinding halt, but it didn’t mean…

  • You Know I’m Trying to Work Here, Right?

    You Know I’m Trying to Work Here, Right?

    Last updated on February 4th, 2024 at 09:06 pmIf St. Patrick’s Day happens and everyone forgets that it’s St. Patrick’s Day, did it even really happen? The funny thing about me forgetting about St. Patrick’s Day, in particular, is that I’d bought a green shirt from UNTUCKit on my recent trip to DC with the express purpose…

  • A Strange and New Normal

    A Strange and New Normal

    Last updated on February 4th, 2024 at 09:06 pmAnd so begins the first day of a strange and new normal. Working from home isn’t entirely new to me—I’m fortunate enough to work for an organisation that values flexibility alongside productivity—but I’ve rarely done it with my kids underfoot, constantly seeking entertainment and asking for something new every five minutes. I don’t…

  • The Last Days of Normalcy

    The Last Days of Normalcy

    Last updated on February 4th, 2024 at 09:06 pmDay Two had me feeling a bit more like an outdoor cat trapped indoors, clawing away at the screen door for the world he thinks he’s supposed to be in. The weekend’s over and tomorrow will be the first real taste of just how much the world has changed…