Community Blog

A community blog on dealing with the COVID-19 crisis

The cruelty of COVID

May 14, 2020
Barry Rosen

Like most people, I never expected Covid 19 to happen. And when it began, I never expected it to affect my wife Leslie and I in the way that it has.  

Being unable to go to a movie, live performance, or art gallery is certainly an inconvenience. However, it’…

Practicing resilience

May 17, 2020 
Brenda Burjaw

Today marks 64 days of working from home and living under the rules of physical distancing and staying in place.
I’ve always believed that while there are so many areas in life that we cannot control, we can control our actions and attitudes.  I choose to lo…

COVID confusion

May 2, 2020
Harvey Starkman

I was born in 1947; that makes me 55, right?
Okay, I know that Math isn’t my best subject. 
My rational self knows that I’m not 55, but I feel 55. On really good days, I feel even younger. I cycle to work; I negotiated my first climbing wall not so long ago; …

The best of times, the worst of times

April 29, 2020
Enid S. Aaron

Truthfully, all of this isn’t a big stretch for me. I grew up as an only child, and spared would-be live-ins throughout my adulthood due to my self-partnering proclivities.  But there are stresses in these challenging times. 

Food comes to mind. Like how to…

What it's like for kids like me

April 29, 2020
Hannah Cukier, 10 years old

I thought I would never say this, but I miss school! And you probably do too! (If you are a kid) If anyone would have told me a few months ago that this would happen, I would have just laughed. It is so crazy!! When I go on a walk with my family, w…