The Mississippi River, photo taken by the author

We’re in Missouri right now, using my son’s high school spring break and visiting my mom- and brother-in-law. Yes, with quarantines and isolation and toilet paper hoarding, we are indeed living in interesting times, but I’ll be damned if I am going to buckle under the pressure. I am making it a point not to have the TV on all the time, enjoying the occasional rain and the uncharacteristic cold of March in Missouri.