COVID-19 journal

A community blog on dealing with the COVID-19 crisis

The best of times, the worst of times

April 29, 2020
Enid S. Aaron

Truthfully, all of this isn’t a big stretch for me. I grew up as an only child, and spared would-be live-ins throughout my adulthood due to my self-partnering proclivities.  But there are stresses in these challenging times. 

Food comes to mind. Like how to…

What it's like for kids like me

April 29, 2020
Hannah Cukier, 10 years old

I thought I would never say this, but I miss school! And you probably do too! (If you are a kid) If anyone would have told me a few months ago that this would happen, I would have just laughed. It is so crazy!! When I go on a walk with my family, w…

Like living in London during the Blitz

April 29,2020
Joan Balinson

I have been self isolated now for seven weeks but fortunately my late husband, Morley Balinson, has left me with an extensive library of books on a variety of topics. In particular, I have been reading several records of Canadian soldiers during the First and Sec…

I feel grateful

April 29, 2020
Helen Metz

Personally, I feel grateful.
I am able to work from home, and I am grateful about that. My income has not been affected.  I am extremely grateful about that. I have a phone and a computer.  I don't know how I would manage without those, because I use them consis…

Suddenly homeschooling

April 6, 2020
Alice Mendelson

A friend recently commented that social distancing and isolation these days is a reminder of maternity leave… the chaos, the stress, the pajamas.  For those of us who have experienced parental leave and now find ourselves homeschooling, the comparison rings…