March 25, 2020

by eric

Another virtual conference finished today.  It was nice in that I wouldn’t have gone in person–it was international–but I found it hard to participate in any kind of sustained or meaningful way with the kids’ schedule and other work meetings.

My oldest is starting to resist “family school” activities, complain about boredom, and repeatedly ask when he can go to the airport to go see grandparents.  He had a first Zoom call with his teacher and classmates today.

Noteworthy people are starting to pass away.  Harrowing stories are emerging from NYC hospitals.

Comedians and DJs are doing Instagram sets.  Universities are freezing academic hiring and cancelling job searches.

I startle involuntarily when I see pictures of groups of people close together, even if I know they were taken months ago.