The Coronavirus Containment Dispatches: Day 48

Nothing seems real. I wake from dreams within dreams not sure where my imagination ends and the physical begins. Life has changed so dramatically since we moved on Day 39 of the coronavirus containment lockdown. Since then, I’ve been at a complete loss for words. I’ve always adhered to the rule that if you don’t … Continue reading The Coronavirus Containment Dispatches: Day 48

The Coronavirus Containment Dispatches: Day 34

May 11th is approaching. On Day 34 of lockdown in France the Prime Minister and Health Secretary addressed the country to discuss the plan for releasing part of the pressure of confinement. The only aspect that is certain now is that whatever happens will be done in phases. Start with public transport. The need for … Continue reading The Coronavirus Containment Dispatches: Day 34

The Coronavirus Containment Dispatches: Day 33

Let’s play a game. The little one has a pretty bad fever. The ear thermometer read over 39 and so did the one we stick up his butt. His right eye is a bit pink. Droll pours down from his mouth covering his neck. He refuses food and gags at the sight of a spoon. … Continue reading The Coronavirus Containment Dispatches: Day 33

The Coronavirus Containment Dispatches: Day 32

It’s the end of Friday and I see 20 faces looking at me on Zoom. The Friday apéro between colleagues is a thing now. Everyone connects to chat awkwardly and marvel at the few who are lucky enough to be confined next to their pool in the south of France. I have the baby strapped … Continue reading The Coronavirus Containment Dispatches: Day 32

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The Coronavirus Containment Dispatches: Day 29

Tempting as it might be to think that coronavirus is generating new problems for society to face, it is not. The only new thing about the disease is its genetic novelty and how susceptible we are to it. We are all living through situations unknown to our generation and our tendency is to blame everything … Continue reading The Coronavirus Containment Dispatches: Day 29