June 15, 2021
We’ve been living with the COVID-19 pandemic for more than a year. It has felt almost like science fiction at times. Stay-at-home orders, empty streets (remember that first outing?), face masks, vaccines and all those video calls. The new waves of coronavirus cases have brought yet more curfews, more uncertainty and, regrettably, more losses.
In many respects, it’s a new world, but it also has many of the same old challenges.
It reminds me, in a way, of a story in Ray Bradbury’s The Martian Chronicles about a man who builds the first hot-dog stand on Mars. “We’ll make thousands,” he tells his wife. Fervid about the potential sales once the millions of settlers arrive from Earth,
The new world
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