The World We Left Behind

For some, withdrawal from the world during Covid was the easy part.

In ways that some might find disturbing, the pandemic had little emotional effect on me. That may be because I’m a cautious stoic for whom danger is a given. (Call me “conservative” if you will, a once fine, useful idea hijacked and ruined by fanatics and opportunists.) To me, Covid was one more danger, though a bigger one than many of the dangers (mostly human)…