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A Date to Pinpoint on the Moral Arc of the Universe
The tragic reality is that, however shocking and painful, all of this was perfectly predictable – probably much more so than the pandemic.
Let’s not use catchphrases like Our New Normal – there’s nothing normal about it, and the idea of living with it for the foreseeable future is hard to bear!
May The 4th Be With Italy
And so, today, we switched back on. Not every shop or every profession, but several million Italians are back in business and at their desks. Our cities have been slowly coming back to life for the he past couple of weeks, and today they eventually lost that unique, almost sacred look of meaningful emptiness that…
Phase 2, Strategy 0
“Andrà tutto bene” needs more preparation to go from aspiration to reality.
My Empty City
I went downtown yesterday, for the first time in six weeks. A few more shops have opened, and I needed a replacement for SodaStream (the one thing I missed during isolation!) So I was allowed to venture outside the 400m-limit currently imposed in my town for simple walks (a doubling from the initial 200m!) Click…
So how is the lockdown working for you?
#ItalyLockDown #WorldLockDown April 3, 2020 Today was originally planned to be the day when restrictions imposed on March 9 would be lifted. Back then, we looked at the calendar and wondered, how on earth can we survive a lockdown until April 3 – as individuals, as families cramped in our apartments, as a society? Well,…
God Bless Italia (ENG)
God Bless America. In the U.S., more than a blessing, this is a constant and comforting background which one hardly notices anymore. It provides the closing of almost every official statement, presidential statements or stump speeches, but also for journalists, actors, singers. It is a request to a secular god for a blessing that crosses…
Teeny Tiny Thanos
We still have a lot to learn about the virus but we can already say with confidence that we are dealing with a teeny tiny son of a bitch who is also incredibly cunning. Cunning and mean. Like a Teeny Tiny Thanos.
Tough day – 368 deaths today, over 20,000 infected, and, in other otherworldly news, Germany is closing its borders… It is very, very hard to look at Europe right now, with the tragedy unfolding across the continent and every leader handling things his or her own way… So one hopes against hope that all this…
Only a quick note tonight to say that we are ok. Everything looks quiet outside as well as very orderly. Supermarkets are well stocked I hear, like bakeries, produce shops, and so on. Life continues as well as it can in Bolzano, Alto Adige Südtirol, in the year of the pandemic. I feel mentally exhausted…
Europe is locking down, one country at a time, and every closure is a painful event for every European citizen. I spent the day trying to figure out if, and if so, how, Alex should come back home. Hopefully he can do so on Sunday. Anxiety is mounting at the enormity of what is unfolding…
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