Some great news in an anxious time. I was offered a new editorial position that I can't make public for a month or two, but it works just perfectly with the end of my teaching. It will be an exciting challenge and I'm really looking forward to it.
More and more of my students have posted on our Blackboard class site about their shelter-in-place experiences. They're posting pictures of a hike they just went on, or the banana bread they just made, or themselves with their pets, lots and lots with their pets. Many of them feel the same aimless anxiety and inability to focus that I do. Many of them are home with their families and liking that (having Ben home is the best part of all this). Their posts are really touching. (And I see that I posted about this just yesterday, which is typical of my lack of concentration. I'll leave this here anyway. There have been more posts since yesterday, and, fingers crossed, no one has reported having COVID-19.)
Bigger good news. It's looking like California has flattened the curve. Many new deaths every day nevertheless. 19000 cases in California (they've doubled in just the last day, I think), over 500 deaths in California. The global figures are staggering.