First off, we’re sending best wishes to our listeners. Hopefully, everyone is getting by with the onset of the coronavirus. We have a long way to go to get back to some semblance of normalcy, so take care of yourselves.
As always, Haven Pell’s writings can be found here:
In this podcast, Haven and I take on the coronavirus’ various impacts on society.
We got a taste of the generation gap when we heard about the spring-breakers in Florida:
John Branch â€” normally a sports writer, but with no sports to write, wrote an interesting article on the “late adopters” to the public health crisis that has changed the world:
Between these two examples, we try to take the politics out of it and make sense of where “normal life” fits in the pandemic world now . . . and later when the world assimilates the new virus reality into everyday life.
Some of the activities affected in the virus’ progression: rock climbing, Mardi Gras, strip club/lap dance, cherry blossoms, self-quarantine
The NYC experience (social distancing): Trader Joeâ€™s vs Whole Foods and the recognition of crowding dangers for older people
DC walk- the parks getting used- packed, in fact!
“Essential travel”: Essential to all . . . or to me?
Remote work: Positive developments to come from this experience
Remote work and the hope that technology (ex. Zoom) for the concept improve.
The difference between â€œin personâ€ and â€œon cameraâ€™ skills
Media presences . . . is the online / on camera experience going to be even more important in regular jobs going forward if we are all teleconferencing?
Collegiate environment . . . What does college look like now that it’s online. Are we going to be missing the personal interactions on campus?
How are we absorbing media on this? Is a little the right amount?
Should we hear from anyone other than professionals and analysts? We certainly like to hear from doctors on issues of “Public health!”
STAY SAFE, EVERYONE!