I’ve been thinking these past weeks whether I should write the obligatory Corona blog post, but hey, let’s be real. I’m not a scientist, and the last thing we need is another not qualified opinion. I have a million thoughts on what’s going on, and no clue. I’m as worried about the victims of the virus as I am about the victims of this gigantic isolation experiment, and I don’t know who suffers worse. My own experiences with all the shit we’re currently going through don’t matter. My problems are first world problems only, and I have absolutely no right and no inclination to moan. What we need to hear these days is how the less privileged are doing, those who can’t work from home, the ones who got fired, whose businesses are ruined, who don’t know how to pay the next bill, or whose home is a trap filled with violence. We need to hear from the people who keep the system running on ridiculously low wages while folks like me sit comfy on our asses and complain about boredom. If you who are reading this want to share your story and experiences, please tell me, I’ll happily let you have my blog as a platform.
Thing is, what gets to me is my own uselessness. I hear I’m doing a good deed by just staying at home, but the guilty feeling remains. My neighbor is a nurse currently manning the local hospital’s Corona ward, and I don’t even remember how to do first aid. I’ve offered to do the elderly neighbors’ shopping, and I’ve signed up as a blood donor, but that’s pretty much all I can do these days.
The only thing I have to offer is the brief escape, something to read to get you through the days. All my books are available for free via Amazon Prime, and if you don’t have that kind of access, you’ll find the dates for free Kindle download below. If you don’t do Amazon at all and still would like a free book, just drop me a line. I’ll be happy to send out electronic copies in whichever format works best for you, I won’t hoard your e-mail data to plague you with newsletters, and I won’t even expect a review in exchange.
Take care of yourselves, stay healthy, and plan all the wonderful things you’ll do once this shit is over.