A collection of essays, poems, and even cartoons explores the changes, dynamics, and upheavals of this chaotic year. Terms like quarantine, social distancing, homeschooling, working from home, and shutdown gained expanded meanings, often never imagined in our lifetimes. Each entry has a slightly different perspective--some focused on the mundane, every day adjustments and some on more life altering upheavals: loss of loved ones, jobs, homes, and dreams. And hope comes through on most.
I was asked to submit a piece since the loss of my husband came right before the pandemic hit. It was a difficult piece to write.
The book is available to order on the Midwest Writing Center's website.