01. I’m currently at a 3 and 4 (note: I reckon 7 and 8 are around the wrong way – surely taking the time to put your drink in a pineapple comes before the glass?)
02. England’s Arts Council has launched a £160M relief fund and Germany has rolled out a €50 billion aid package for artists and cultural businesses – it seems appropriate given that books, television, and live-streamed performances are keeping the majority of people entertained/ sane during this crisis. So far, the Australian response has been shameful…
03. If you’ve read Say Nothing by Patrick Radden Keefe (and if you haven’t, you need to), you’ll know that a play, Cyprus Avenue, about a man obsessed with Gerry Adams, makes an appearance. You can watch it for free for one month.
04. I’m not using this time to make my kids do school work (sorry if this upsets teachers). I’ve hardly been able to do any reading myself – I simply can’t concentrate for long. So, if I’m feeling anxious, I’m sure my kids are too. This – Why You Should Ignore All That Coronavirus-Inspired Productivity.
05. COVID-19 grief-lit- That Discomfort You’re Feeling is Grief.
06. Why Gen-X are the masters of social distancing. It’s all true.
07. Economies of scale.
08. Starting a puzzle club at the beginning of the year seems almost prophetic now…
09. Funniest COVID-19 tweet to date? This:
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