From Larry comes a letter written by F. Scott Fitzgerald when he was quarantined in France in 1920 during what is often called the Spanish Flu Epidemic. Evidence seems to establish that the epidemic began in Kansas and was spread by movements of US soldiers, but somehow we managed to pass the blame to Spain.
About an hour after I posted the above, I received an email from Justin that the letter is in fact a parody and not written by F. Scott Fitzgerald. I thank him.
One can believe in nothing. I should have known that.
From Ken in Perth, Australia, comes a link to the Worldometers site with accurate numbers and graphs about the pandemic.
And from Mark comes a link to an article about unexpected consequences of the pandemic. Both cities and the oceans have become quieter and the reduction in air pollution may have saved the lives of 74,000. How unexpected.
I thank them all.
Sailing Anarchy reports that San Diego Bay is now closed to sailors.
Yesterday Spring came to these upper flatlands. The temperature officially at O’Hare was 70ºF/21ºC and Carol and I had a very pleasant walk among the tombstones. A cold front passed during the night and took Spring with it. Not much above freezing again with dreary low overcast. As I have observed before, no one ever lived in Chicago for the climate. Of if they did they were demented.
And last. Do your duty.