So. Here we are. Almost May. Numerous states, including Colorado, have been under stay-at-home orders for the past month. Everything’s upside down. Feels pointless to enumerate here - you know what’s happening. I stopped writing. And yet... we have to look out over the horizon, beyond what we can clearly see today. We have to plan & act as though that future-state will occur, even if it's impossible to see.
We’re entering day two of Colorado’s Stay at Home executive order. This is part of the state’s response to the coronavirus pandemic. This post is about maintaining optimism while also being bluntly realistic about the situation. People have died and will continue to die. Old, young, sick and well. Rich, middle class and poor. This virus - like any virus - is non-discriminating. As I type this, I’m at my same home office desk where I’ve written a book (and parts of two others) and developed multiple online services.
There’s a 73.9%1 probability that I’ll be working remotely soon (along with 19 bajillion of my friends) as we collectively navigate the national response to COVID-19, the coronavirus that was first observed in China in late 2019. This post isn’t about the virus or even the broad-based response. I don’t have any expertise in that so I won’t pretend that my impressions or superficial analysis would be meaningful. I’ll instead stick to a topic I do understand very well: