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Day 153

  Written 23 August, 2020     I lazed all day yesterday, and went to bed early, worn out by the week’s drama. Just before bed, my friend Sarah in England emailed me with 3 pictures of her wearing her 3 masks, the ones I illegally posted her back in June. I didn’t believe hand-made… Continue reading…

Day 151

Written 21 August, 2020. At 8am, an unfamiliar, powerful boat zips into the bay. Solar Simon has come early to ensure the batteries are up and running in time for my lecture.  He and his assistant lug 6 50 kgs batteries up our 42 steps, install them, they’re gone by 10.30 and we have power.… Continue reading…

Day 150

Written 20 August 2020.       We exclaim about the light all week. It’s because the he trees that have shadowed us are gone. I’m not a tree hater. In fact, I love trees. In early childhood, trees were my parents. I’d  sit with trees and confide in them, not humans. I can still… Continue reading…

Day 148

Written 19 August, 2020       We went up to the fire trail together in the afternoon. It’s hard to social distance when you’re scrambling up a steep block, but we did, most of the time, and when we didn’t, we were close for only a few seconds. It’s impossible to wear a mask… Continue reading…

Day 147

Written 17 August, 2020.     It’s difficult to leave your autistic daughter in a city with a virus, except that it isn’t raging, there were only 10 cases in the last 24 hours in NSW- nevertheless, so difficult that we kept delaying our departure, and doing just one more thing to make her comfortable… Continue reading…

Day 143

Written 13 August, 2020   Jacinda Ardern of New Zealand immediately knew what to do. She takes advice only from medical advisors,  none of our juggling of peoples’ lives against lifestyles. She slammed Auckland in stage 3 lockdown since 7 August, and although New Zealand now has 136 cases, it could’ve been far worse. As… Continue reading…

Day 136

Written 6 August, 2020 Startling news: New Zealand, held up as an example to the world for eliminating the virus for 102 days, has suddenly discovered 4 cases, all in one Auckland family. Who? Why? One theory is that it came in with freight from germy Australia or China. Another theory, also worrying, is that… Continue reading…

Day 135

Written 5 August, 2020.       An Australian reporter Jonathan Swan, interviewed Trump. Trump said, as he has many times while the Pandemic rages, that the virus is under control in America. “Under the circumstances, right now, I think it’s under control.” Swan: “How? A thousand Americans are dying a day.” Trump: “They are… Continue reading…

Day 132

Written 2 August, 2020. In the world, there are 686,947 virus deaths reported. Many countries are having a second wave, including greece which had initially done so well, taking advice from its medical experts. Melbourne is going through a second wave – and today announces a Stage Four lockdown, with curfews and mandatory mask wearing,… Continue reading…

Day 130

Written 31 July, 2020   In the news today, 2 teenage girls from Victoria took the virus into virus-free Queensland, lying where they’d come from to get over the closed border. They took it to restaurants, bars, hotels.  Can a simple lie of where you come from begin a second wave? Down to my tiny… Continue reading…