Will any of you be surprised to hear I had a complication with my oral surgery? Of course you won’t be. That kind of thing always happens to me! I developed something called a “dry socket,” which has required me to go to the surgeon’s office three times this week for treatment and packing. So, so gross, but I am now almost back to 100%. The kids started online distance learning this week, and they both enjoyed it. Nothing will replace the classroom and being surrounded by your friends, but Annie and James are rolling with it and making the most out of their computer time with their classmates. Their teachers have been working so hard to get everything online and I’m so grateful to them!

Around The ‘Net

~‘Code Blue’: A Brooklyn I.C.U. Fights for Each Life in a Coronavirus Surge

~A N.Y. Fire Chief’s COVID Journal

~Coronavirus kills some people and hardly affects others: How is that possible?

~Denial and dysfunction plagued U.S. government as coronavirus raged

~France Is Putting Domestic Abuse Victims in Hotels During Coronavirus Lockdown

~Flattening the curve on coronavirus: What California and Washington can teach the world

~I Spent A Day In The Coronavirus-Driven Feeding Frenzy Of N95 Mask Sellers And Buyers And This Is What I Learned

~Coronavirus at Beaches? Swimmers, Surfers Should Stay Away, Scientist Says

~Why coronavirus antibody testing in one Colorado town could provide a way forward

~Brooklyn man who wooed woman via drone takes her on a date amid coronavirus pandemic, wears protective bubble

~The Unravelling of a Dancer

~‘Angel Cop’: Skid Row officer gets HGTV home makeover after serving community for twenty years

Fun Finds

~Our Nintendo Switch has been a lifesaver during social distancing. Besides spending a lot of time on Just Dance 2020 and the Ring Fit, the kids and I are now OBSESSED with Animal Crossing: New Horizons (kindly send to me for free by Nintendo, although we have since bought another copy!). The three of us live on a little island together, and there’s no Coronavirus to be found!
~My friend Leigh wrote the coolest book, perfect for anyone who loves magical places and travel. Annie devoured the book in one day!
~I bought each kid one of these clip-on lights. They’re technically for smartphones, but I put them on their school computers so their faces are well-lit for class meetings.

Happy Sunday, everyone. Stay safe and healthy!