Day 43: Drowning in Their Water

Killing for Sport

Emotion can result in crying or or tension. We experienced the latter when our little cocoon got ripped open by a misunderstanding. It was a dream that had been many years in the making and one mean spirited individual with the need to be heard in his anger about his life, effectively killed an important desire.

Changes in the Affect of Communication

In the old days it used to be that any news was good news. But that isn’t really true anymore. Because of instant forms of electronic communication, anyone with an option or inclination toward acting out, has the means of doing so, even if it means halting a career in its path.

Pissed at Mom, Dad and the World

Such was the day for us yesterday. A meticulously crafted message was sent out to those with open arms but was then spit upon by someone who hated their father, their mother and most importantly themselves. This produced the need to be heard, even it it was to harm another. And we’re not talking about the Manhattan Coronavirus.

Day 12: Eighteen Months

As you’ve probably heard by now, this pandemic could last up to 18 months or more. My wife just came in to tell me she doesn’t want to live like this much longer. My 11 year old daughter has adjusted pretty well to distance learning and all my work can be done on my laptop. My wife is getting a monitor and other computer accessories coming in later today. As soon as within 2 hrs we have a food delivery drop off coming. I have my rubber gloves ready to go for being able to tip the delivery person. I just got off the phone with a tele-health worker who wanted to be sure I had successfully downloaded the app to be able to have my remote doctor’s appointment tomorrow. And on it goes.

Day 7: The City Shuts Down

Some People Have Lost Their Livelihood

The city for all intents and purposes has shut down. All this in one week. A week ago was nothing compared to today. Silent streets. Not a lot of traffic. I had to take my daughter to the doctor today and we road the bus. The bus had very few people in it. It was sad. More and more industries are caving in. Also, the gig economy. Anything that needs an audience or a group gathering of some kind, is toast.

Finding Things that Were Not There Before

The challenge for me is to go through all the eBooks I’ve been writing, some of them based on the need for spectators. In some ways all the work I’ve done is useless. But maybe not. I am determined to turn it around. I am working on figuring out new ways that people can make money who prior had jobs that required crowds.