The Weekly Digest

Well. How’s everyone doing?

Taking it one day at a time seems about all we can do around here—following the public health recommendations, watching for updates and cancellations, washing our hands around the clock. They haven’t closed the schools here, yet, but it feels like it’s coming.

I wish I had comforting words. I find myself alternating between fear for the health of our family (our parents, in particular) and calm (I tend not to be a worrier by nature). It’s devastating to see the loss to human life around the globe, a result of what is now officially a pandemic. I worry about Aron, going into the hospital for work, and I worry about kids—if the schools do close—who are food insecure or whose parents might not be able to stay home. I worry about our elections. And in the immediate, it’s hard to watch students lose their chance to go to senior prom, to live in the dorms or study abroad, or perhaps to go to graduation. It’s hard to see small businesses suffer—even while I anticipate it will only get worse. I can tell you, it’s feeling like an awkward time to have just taken over a local publication focused on events. I’m not sure what’s in store. It’s all very ominous.

The turmoil I was feeling just last week over summer camp signups—feels like an eternity away. How was that only Tuesday? Day by day…

What are you finding helpful?

I’ll start with some links that I’ve been most impacted by, and then throw in some fun ones, too.


Cancel everything?

Notes from UCSF Expert panel

Listen: How have different countries responded to the crisis and what has made the difference. (I really like The Daily.)

Solutions for feeding America’s 30 million children who depend on free and low-cost lunch during school closures.

The do’s and don’ts of “social distancing.”

How PBS is teaming up with school districts to help with home learning.

A reassuring comic for kids.

The thing we know for sure.

And what the White House knew.

Big-batch recipes. Eat well all week.

The legacy of Ramona Quimby.

Chic sunnies.

Elise Joy recommended this podcast episode in her newsletter. It was so good!

Incredible, delicate wood flowers.

Love this removable wallpaper. 

I think about working out. Now I just have to do it. When I do, strength training is my first priority.

Ruffled necks.

Always fun to see Joyce—we lived together in college!

Something to sip while we’re inside.



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