I must trust and wait for the virus to ultimately end.
Instructions: Write the correct form of the verb to complete the sentence. Use the simple present tense for all sentences. The simple past does not work for this exercise. Neither does the simple future! Just stick to the SIMPLE PRESENT! Ahem, sorry. If you need to review subject/verb agreement, please visit the OWL Purdue online… Continue reading Subject/Verb Agreement
Sunday, August 9 was the first workday of the semester. I had to appear on campus, sign a slip of paper verifying to the department that I was actually in the country, and (I almost forgot) fill out an online form verifying to the university that I was back from summer break. Normally, this would… Continue reading Daring and Lucky: My Summer Break Traveling during the Pandemic
Prior to the Coronavirus pandemic, when I was able to travel, I tried regularly to send my nieces a postcard about my adventures and whereabouts. However, since I have been on lockdown, like most of the world, my adventures have been nil and my daily life less interesting. Still, if I were to send my… Continue reading Quarantine Postcards
Morning. Sunlight fills my curtainless bedroom, waking me up at 7am. I begin the day by making my bed. I then head to the kitchen to boil water which I pour into a French press. As my coffee steeps, I water my plants. For the next hour, I drink my coffee and think about the… Continue reading Quarantine Mornings
Hello Conan, I hope you are well. Are you considering returning to the U.S. given the DOS level 4 restrictions? Whatever you do, I hope you are well-connected and keeping up your spirits! Best wishes, Friend ---------- Forwarded message --------- The Department of State advises U.S. citizens to avoid all international travel due to the… Continue reading Response to Fwd: Global Health Advisory – Level 4 Do Not Travel, March 19, 2020
Conan! How are you? Are you guys having classes? Is the university closed? I got a job at XXX University! I need your advice as to how to transition and start somewhere new. I am not sure how to begin. Can you give me some advice??? Hey, friend! I am doing well. Thank you for… Continue reading Response to a Friend on Teaching, Traveling, and Job Transitioning during the Covid-19 Pandemic
As I write this blog post, 722 people have died of the Coronavirus. Many American airlines are halting flights to mainland China (possibly until March 28!). Three cruise ships have been placed under quarantine after several passengers tested positive for the virus. Outside of China the countries with the most reported cases of the virus include Singapore, Thailand and Japan with 20 to… Continue reading Illness and Injury While Traveling