Dear Jon,

Excellent song for the “hear” & now. The pun was unavoidable — my husband believes puns to be the highest form of humor. I tell him 2 things: how can that be if the puns produce so many, many groans; & I am the only person who can possibly ever love him.

I do have a solution for the non-mask wearers, curtesy of my brother-in-law. You lean in & say, conspiratorially, “I agree with you, this whole pandemic is a hoax. I’ve tested positive twice and I feel fine.” You may or may not wink, personal preference.

Writer and storyteller, immigrant, wife, mom, knitter, collector of jokes, lover of cheap, sweet wine.