Sunday, Sunday.


The most effective leader on the planet.

Michael Perry does nightly readings from his books on Instagram. (Click on any of the ones with a closeup of his head.) (The name of his website comes from one of his first published works, Never Stand Behind a Sneezing Cow.)

Bookmark this site: daily live updates from the Washington Post NOT behind a paywall.

Sidewalk art.

Models show that if 80 percent of people wear masks that are 60 percent effective, easily achievable with cloth, we can get to an effective R0 of less than one. That’s enough to halt the spread of the disease.

Things I have learned during this stay-at-home period:

  • Facial recognition to unlock my iPhone does not work when I am wearing a mask.
  • I am reminded that this is the perfect time of year for walks: ground is dry, mosquitoes and deer flies not out yet.
  • There are an unusual number of mistakes happening everywhere. I see typos and editing errors in the WaPo and the NYT, something that almost never happened before. This week I received two sets of license plate stickers for my car, whose stickers ran out on Friday.
  • This makes me think we should all hope that no nuclear power plant accident happens during the pandemic.

I posted this quite a while ago, but it is so delightful that it deserves another airing.

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5 Responses to Sunday, Sunday.

  1. gayle says:

    Gems again!
    I love the Man on Fire video, though I suspect I’m be humming it all day now…

  2. Kitten WAW says:

    Today I went out my front door and sang a song. Yes, that’s right, I am a Covid-19 Flash Mob.

  3. readknit says:

    Thanks for the links for WaPo and the Atlantic article that better explains mask use in terms of ingress and egress. I have been wondering how effective a simple two-layer cloth mask could be, but now I understand that my mask protects you and your mask protects me. Thanks also for the laughs!

  4. I have also noticed a lot more typos lately — in published news stories, but also in my own work. It just doesn’t seem as important right now (at least, not usually… though that can depent on the typo).

  5. The Atlantic article is GREAT Kat .. THANK YOU !!!!!

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