Packages, paranoia and platypuses.

Duck billed platypus from istockphoto.com

I have been living in fear, just like everyone else, since the pandemic reached our shores. But today, I have had another jolt of dread and anxiety, a fresh reminder that this earth is (successfully) trying to shake us off like a bad case of fleas before we make the planet uninhabitable for all creatures.

Today, I went back to work at the Russian Book store, the first time in more than six months, since…