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Morning Pages: May 23rd, 2020

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the D.C. metro region has been in a state of lockdown. To alleviate fear and stress, my writer's group has put together a daily “morning pages” get-together on Zoom in order to touch base before starting the day. Here's some of my brief thoughts.


I had a really nice chat with a bunch of old college friends yesterday evening for a friend's birthday. It's really cool to see where everybody is, and where everybody's going. It's also a great reminder to see what no matter what, life goes on, and it doesn't really wait for anybody. One friend is going grad school. Another is getting married. A third graduated from medical school and is heading into residency.

Me? I'm sitting at home eating frozen mango pieces out of a mixing bowl. So there's that, I guess. How am I progressing during this whole pandemic shtick? Maybe it's just fine being safe, but I guess since I'm doing all this on my own paid time, I should expect more of myself.


I'm so close to having an initial version of my project ready. There's still so much application-level code I need to deal with, but I can taste the success in my mouth. It's honestly a bit infuriating I missed my own deadline, and it's a pretty big red flag with respect to how much actually needs to get done.