The Writer

A month of forced perspective

t the time of this writing, we’re in week seven or week eight of self-isolation orders by executive order in California. It’s going OK. And, you probably won’t be surprised to hear this, but I’ve been leaning on my writing as a key way of staying sane and of establishing some sense of normalcy to my days. The writer Saeed Jones posted over on Twitter that trying to write during this time of national uncertainty is like “trying to drink hot coffee in the middle of a rollercoaster ride,” and that’s definitely true for a lot of people, but I found I wanted to try. Writing has been a real balm for me in other rocky

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