[NetBehaviour] How is everyone?
sondheim at panix.com
Sun Mar 22 16:43:07 CET 2020
Whew. We were going across country, stopping at a number of places, and
ending up at the ELO Archives, thanks to Dene Grigar, in Vancouver,
Washington. We were also stopping to see my brother and his family in
Victoria, BC. as well as Azure's aunt in Salt Lake City. We never made it
past Azure's parents in Aurora, near Denver, Colorado. There was an
earthquake, fairly bad, in SLC and Azure's aunt was working in a building
on the 10th floor, that was damaged. She's all right. There have been at
least 200 aftershocks, some severe. She's hunkered down now in her place.
We're trying to return to Rhode Island, but slowly; we don't know about
gas and lodgings etc. Everyone is scared everywhere and confused. Rhode
Island, it turns out, is running out of money fast and might not have
enough for Medicaid. We keep planning different trajectories to get back.
Someone's looking after our place. Some vulnerable people we know have
been exposed to the virus. Azure and I are holding together thanks to
flocks of birds, the kindness of her parents, more flocks of birds. We're
about 3-4 days travel back. To be honest going back frightens me because
Rhode Island is in financial chaos thanks to unbelievable corruption; the
budget this year is 200 million in the red, Providence is 1.3 billion in
the red, Medicaid might not be fundable. I hate the greed in the state.
The homeless and refugees are in worse situations there.
That's about it. I keep producing here; that keeps me alive. Hope everyone
is healthy and finding ways to deal with things. Azure and I have been
more or less isolated in RI all the way along, so that part we might be
able to take in stride.
love to everyone, Alan
On Sun, 22 Mar 2020, Ruth Catlow via NetBehaviour wrote:
> Hello all,
> This last couple of weeks have?been full of chaos and uncertainty for us in
> the UK - and much longer for others.
> The sudden shut down is clearly distributing immediate and extreme hardship
> very unevenly.?
> I personally found the indefinite postponement of Furtherfield's 2020 'Love
> Machines' programme last Monday (in the week we had planned to announce
> everything) incredibly hard to do, and to handle.?I know we will adapt and
> find another way to make things work,?but that doesn't stop it being
> incredibly disappointing, frustrating and disorientating.
> I'm now starting to adjust but I wanted to share this personal
> (non-life-threatening) experience with you because I would like to hear more
> from everyone about how the Corona virus?is effecting?them, so we can build a
> better picture, beyond the numbers and the public announcements, to
> understand how things are changing. And most of all it would just be good to
> know?how everyone?is doing (from regular contributors to all lurkers).
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