Writing in the time of COVID-19: Day Twenty-One

It’s like the whole year is being canceled:*

Tokyo Olympics.
Kentucky Derby
Burning Man
Indianapolis 500
March Madness
Major League Baseball
Cannes Film Festival
Sydney Film Festival
Tribeca Film Festival
St. Patrick’s Day Parades
Cherry Blossom Festivals
South by Southwest Festival
The Rolling Stones
Elton John
Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo
Tucson Festival of Books
London Book Fair
National Book Critics Circle Award Ceremony
Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival
Hawaii Conservation Conference.
No Time to Die
Scripps National Spelling Bee
TED 2020

*And so much more. Either canceled outright, postponed, or moved online. In the future, will this year become an asterix?

Statewide, COVID-19 bumped 23 cases to 465. Two more people lost their fight with COVID-19, putting our death total at eight.  In Honolulu, drones will be used this weekend at beaches to chase off people, reminding them to stay at home. A visitor arriving in Hawaii with no arrangements for lodging was sent back to the mainland, funded by a Hawaii Tourism grant. On Kauai, we’re at 19, although one has been announced is a case of community-spread whereas the rest are all travel-related.

Be well. Be sane.

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Anne C. says:

    Yeah, hard to do any of those via Zoom. And yes, it is like the year has been canceled. Tell that to the class of 2020… But in some ways this debacle will bind us together and, hopefully, make us stronger. Maybe even wiser? Or is that wishful thinking…


    1. Kim Steutermann Rogers says:

      Together. Stronger. Wiser. Please. Oh, please!

      Liked by 1 person

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