I’ve begun drafting this sentence dozens of times. I keep failing to finish, but this is no ordinary writer’s block.
Instead, I’m trying to find a moment of clarity as my 5-month-old screams and my attention-starved 5-year-old calls out my name. As this endless loop repeats, all I can think is: How are my husband and I, who both work full-time, going to get to the other side of the coronavirus pandemic?
I know countless others are desperate for an answer to this question. We’re waiting for Congress to pass a stimulus package that might save us from the worst recession America has seen in decades. We’re wondering when tests, masks, and ventilators will arrive at hospitals, so we might be a little less fearful of COVID-19, the official term for the disease caused by the virus.… Read More