Friday, March 13, 2020
The world shuts down and yet life must go on...
The world is grinding to a halt as the Corona Virus does its thing and yet we must carry on with life as best we are able. It's an interesting contrast.
All major sports seasons and events are or, I imagine, will be canceled or suspended. Conferences of all kinds are also being canceled. I get it. Slow the spread as much as possible so that medical facilities aren't overwhelmed, although it might a little late on that front. I want my hockey teams safe and healthy and I don't want sick people in general, but I'm really bummed the season was canceled.
I'm also nervous about the impacts across the globe, across the nation, and across the various industries; what the ripple effect is going to be.
Unfortunately, the only thing I can do is stay home--which I mostly do--and keep myself and my family out of harm's way.
It's really terrible to learn and to understand how spectacularly the infrastructure of our country has failed us. Yes, there have been people predicting something like this for years, but no one took it seriously enough to act or prepare.
I hate to imagine what the landscape of society will look like by the end of 2020.
Sorry for the downer post, but just posting all my vacation pictures without acknowledging the world-wide crisis would leave the wrong impression.
Anyway, have a safe and educational weekend--meaning, stay tuned to what's going on and take the utmost precautions you can.