We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
With all of the restaurants and pubs in NYC closed except for take-out, there is just no fun lunch pizza/beer break and after-hike cocktail reward. Nowhere to sit, drink, rest legs, and tell lies.
By fall things should be fine, so we'll aim for Sept/Oct.
In the meantime, everybody should be taking all the long outdoor hikes they can. It's healthy and wholesome even if it doesn't count as "exercise". Learn all the trees, shrubs, birds, rocks, and clouds. Good stuff to know. God's world.
Just did a little promo last night after a talk from the head of San Antonio's Metro Health Department, advocating that very thing.
"...we encourage you to socially distance yourself from your job, the grocery store, and the TV by taking a leisurely walk through the park. A good walk in the fresh air is gentle exercise that clears the mind and strengthens your immune system."
Now that we're told to work from home my boss is looking for a good fishing spot with cell coverage. He's wondering how he can reel in a keeper and act like he's still paying attention to arcane budget discussions. I think he can pull it off.
Today we had to restart a telephone conference because, as is regular, some folks don't know how to mute their phone, we heard (new stuff follows) a baby crying, TVs, and conversations that I'd rather not want to hear.
Telecoms in the next few weeks or so will be interesting.
I plan to wear, at least a shirt for the videos.
In my Community in the Poconos we have decided to build a Nature Trail around our lake. We voted on this prior to this COVID-19 situation. So everyday that doesn't rain I have spent outside clearing brush and building our trail with others. Love being outside in the fresh air, makes you feel a little better about things in general. Now if I can just avoid Lyme disease while trying to avoid the flu, the virus, crazy people stockpiling toilet paper, I'll be okay.