Our world has changed dramatically over the last several weeks. We are facing a great trial in our country, not only from the health effects of the corona virus, but the implications for the economy, the government, our way of life, and most significantly, our spiritual lives.
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Take a deep breath in…two…three…four.
Okay, now let it out.
And again, breathe in…and out.
This past week hasn’t been easy. Mississippi now has more than 800 confirmed cases of Covid-19 and 14 people have died. Since I wrote a column last Monday, the news has been none stop coronavirus.
I don’t know about anyone, but I’ve got major cabin fever. Granted, I am naturally a withdrawing type of person. I enjoy time by myself and finding time to recharge.
However, even this is getting to me. I miss seeing people in person, maybe not as many of you extroverts are, but that face-to-face interaction is good for the soul.
Notes, quotes and a thought or two while coming to the realization that I’m officially an old sports writer...
The world we knew just a month ago looks much different from the one we see today from the confines of our homes.
Well, the corona virus is here in Mississippi, and it doesn’t look like it’s going away any time soon. Reading up on reports put out by the various epidemiology think tanks over the weekend, the consensus seems to be about 18 months to roll out a working vaccine.
Whatever economic toll Mississippi and the United States suffer from shutting down businesses to prevent spread of the coronavirus, Iran’s example shows that it’s better than the alternative of letting the disease ride roughshod over an untreated population.
While the public waits for the number of coronavirus cases to peak and eventually start decreasing, it is clear that many of us will have more time on their hands than usual. Here’s a gentle suggestion to fill a bit of that empty space.