|A photo from Sea World - Taken December 2019|
- One of the last emails I looked at yesterday was strangely comforting, so I thought I'd lead with that one today. This is a great newsletter for parents (not just dads).
You’re Not Stressed. You’re Grieving. - Fatherly Newsletter
Dr. Regina Koepp, clinical psychologist of the Emory University School of Medicine Department of Psychology and Behavioral Sciences: “We’re in this kind of emergency state and everybody’s destabilized. It’s really scary, and we’re experiencing loss because we’ve lost our sense of security. The other thing that makes COVID-19 really tricky is that the destination isn’t clear. With anticipatory grief, we’re not anticipating that we’re going to be grieving. We’re in the process of grieving before we actually lose the thing. You don’t get to choose if you’re grieving. If you have a friend who’s going through a major transition, they’re not gonna say, ‘Dude, I’m totally grieving right now. I’m going to do this major shift in my life,’ because we don’t have language for that as a society. They’ll probably say, ‘Dude, I’m so stressed out right now. I don’t really feel like hanging out. I’m drinking too much.” But the reality is he’s grieving.”
This is a similar vibe from Dan Rather.
"It's ok to take a break. It's ok to not know about every injustice. It's ok to breathe or read a book or watch a silly movie. The accounting is ongoing. You can tune in later and catch up. There are people on the watch. And there is much more to the world that will demand our attention, and more importantly, our love."
- My new articles on NBC SoundDiego:
- Rock Artists Team Up to EraseCOVID (4.14.20)
- Take the Al Howard Coronavirus Songwriting Challenge (4.15.2020)
- Singer Tops Billboard Chart, Files for Unemployment Same Day (4.16.2020)
- This is a good breakdown and analysis of the bickering between the president and the WHO.
- Someone to blame - Popular.Info (4.16.2020)
- If you've been cooking all of your meals at home like we have, you've no doubt wondered about expiration dates. This is a super timely piece.
- The Food Expiration Dates You Should Actually Follow - NY Times (4.15.2020)
- On April 6th I wrote this post called Misinformation Matters. I definitely appreciate this important piece from inewssource.
- Fact Checking What San Diego County Officials Say About The Coronavirus - inewsource/ KPBS (4.15.2020)
- This one is super gloomy. Maybe save it for another time.
- The coronavirus butterfly effect: Six predictions for a new world order - Fast Company (4.14.2020)
- More of the big ones are getting canceled.
- San Diego Symphony Cancels Season (Affected dates 3/20-5/30)
- San Diego Pride Cancels All In-Person Gatherings
- I generally avoid posting about the military, particularly the Navy, I guess out of respect for my brother and also because if you can't say anything nice...but this whole USS Roosevelt thing is incredibly enraging. if you've forgotten this story, in a nutshell the Commander (Brett Crozier) was fired for writing a letter about the dire need for new protocols in response to the coronavirus. Then the guy who fired him (Navy Chief Thomas Modly) stepped down because he realized calling the Commander 'stupid' was a dick move. Now there's an investigation to see if maybe Crozier shouldn't have been fired in the first place. And on top of that, he tested positive for Covid-19 as have over 600 crewmembers from the ship, including one death. It's a huge mess, but I still can't believe this video when the guy was leaving the ship which shows absolutely no protections or social distancing in APRIL, after we'd all been doing it onshore for nearly 3 weeks.
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