At 5 PM Saturday, March 21, Governor J.B. Pritzker’s COVID-19 Executive Order No. 8, aka the Stay at Home order, took effect. Here’s a daily-ish journal of how Reader staff, our friends, family—and our pets—are spending our time.
Days 57 and 58: May 16 and 17
What we’re reading:
- “Albert Dickens was a man of his Times,” by Steve Greenberg for the Chicago Sun-Times
- Ask A Manager’s Alison Green writing on COVID-19 and the workplace, new guidelines from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and more. Green is a former human resources professional and a consultant.
- Mark Bittman’s pantry advice from 11 years ago published in the New York Times
What we’re listening to:
- Chris Sutter’s mix for the Music Friendly Distancing livestream series that the Empty Bottle is hosting (and archiving)
- The viola section of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, performing “Take Me Out to the Ball Game”
- Shall We Go On Sinning So That Grace May Increase? by the Soft Pink Truth
Recent lucid dreams:
- A wedding proposal from Henry Rollins; all of our friends and family are against it. He improbably offers me a giant engagement ring.
- I’m trying to go to a weird movie theater that happens within several booths in the Swap-o-Rama on Ashland to watch a revival of The Seventh Seal. I don’t make it in because I’m missing a shoe and can’t find it on the ground in the parking lot.
What online livestream events we’re looking forward to: