This quarantine thing is hard, but I’m safe and healthy and can’t complain.
Patrick and I are safe and healthy. After postponing our wedding twice (this time to May 2021), we decided to get legally married in a very small ceremony in the park across the street from our house.
We took short day trips to see our parents after we were married, visiting outside and maintaining physical distance precautions, but seeing them in person for the first time in months was wonderful.
I’ve been working from home since early March, with what looks like no return to the office until next year at the earliest. Exclusively remote work has been a challenge but also a great opportunity to reset and interrogate processes and practices to optimize them even further. Necessity is the mother of invention.
Books have been flying off my shelves as quickly as I’m able to consume them (list below). I’m currently at 29 books of my goal of 20 for the year, and just began my thirtieth: How to Survive a Plague: The story of how activists and scientists tamed AIDS.
What I’ve been reading
Flâneur: The Art of Wandering the Streets of Paris
R.S.V.P.: Elsa Maxwell’s Own Story
The World Only Spins Forward: The Ascent of Angels in America
Isaac Butler and Dan Kois
The Stonewall Reader
Edited by the New York Public Library
Going to Meet the Man
Cole Porter: A Biography
Condé Nast: The Man and His Empire
What else has been taking up my time