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Good morning, all! I've been lurking, but haven't posted in quite some time. Am thinking about starting a recovery journal of my own on here.
Brian, was the book you read called "Influenza"? Many years ago I read a book about the 1918/1919 pandemic and I think that was the title. I'd love to reread it now.
Starting a Journal is a great idea.
The book I read was "Flu" by Gina Kolata. There are quite a few books out there on the flu, so there are lots to choose from.
Thanks; I'm going to look that up. Going to check when my town library will be open again.
Feeling pretty low.
a) We will never have peace on earth.
b) My dog keeps barking at night and I'm sleep deprived.
Of course I also have a lot to be grateful for but when I lie awake at night I give myself such a hard time.
Just upset my daughter who now probably thinks I'm a racist because I failed to understand how everyone cutting online college classes for Blackout Tuesday would make a difference. It is an important show of solidarity, of course, and good that young people are motivated to make a stand. I just hadn't quite twigged what was happening. I have nothing to cut today. It doesn't mean I don't care.
Hi E, it's good your daughter feels so passionate about showing solidarity right now -- the pragmatic or effective value of many gestures and actions is another issue altogether, isn't it? And I suspect many more [scary, horrible etc] things need to happen before there is any meaningful change.
I think of 3am as My Hour of Self-Loathing Before Dawn, if that is of any comfort.
Been giving myself a hard time all day today as well. Sometimes I feel as if I am completely talentless- doing weddings usually gives me a boost as it is one thing I can do really well.
The lockdown is definitely getting to me now.
Hope you are doing ok