As a former homeschooling family it is kind of fun watching other families finding out how rewarding learning with your own kids can be. Don’t get me wrong there will be days when you want to kill each other to, but on balance it’s such a worthwhile endeavor.

The only thing with the potential to do more damage than a global pandemic is a global panic. Take a deep breath. Humanity has been through this before, and it will go through it again. Live a life your grandkids will be proud of.

I have been on again, off again, reading up on Stoicism for the past couple years. As a former classics major it is a philosophy of life that appeals to me. There is so much stress and anxiety out in the world that right now seems to be the ideal time to put its tenets to the test.

The chief task in life is simply this: to identify and separate matters so that I can say clearly to myself which are externals not under my control, and which have to do with the choices I actually control. Where then do I look for good and evil? Not to uncontrollable externals, but within myself to the choices that are my own . . .” —Epictetus

Oh, boy, here we go.

New season of Altered Carbon– American cyberpunk Netflix series and based on the 2002 author Richard K. Morgan novel of the same name- just dropped. Looks like my weekend is sorted.

Thinking of starting a vintage horror paperback collection. I am reading more now than I have since I was in high school, but I rarely go into a book store or library anymore. I miss it. Ever since I went full-time Kindle I have longed to go look for real tangible books. I think starting a collection of vintage paperbacks could scratch that itch without breaking the bank.

Besides, have you ever really looked at that old cover art? Some of it is amazing and worth having on the shelf even if I don;t get around to reading it.