Like Defoe three centuries ago, coronavirus has inspired many writers like me: women and men of all ages, races, classes and genders, who are now jotting down their own personal experiences with the pandemic.
This is a troubling year for the American people. In addition to struggling through a pandemic, racial unrest, economic depression and climate disaster, these dis-United States of America are more divided than at any time since the Civil War (1861-1865).
Twenty-twenty has been a terrible year for the world in general and for the United States in particular. We face a new and unexpected scourge, COVID-19, which has struck at least a million Americans, killed over a 100,000 of us, and caused the biggest economic crisis since the Great Depression.
It has been more than three months since COVID-19 changed our lives forever. Things that we once took for granted are no longer with us, at least for the near future. In many ways, I am one of the lucky ones.