Stanley Cup 2020: Pro sport as alternate universe

  So, they’re really doing it. On August 1—a time of year when most players are on golf courses, water skis, or houseboats, enjoying a final month of freedom before the next season’s training camp—twenty-four of the National Hockey League’s thirty-one teams will begin competing for the 2020 Stanley Cup. At least, that’s the plan until the realities of a global pandemic take over. Yes, at a time when U.S. deaths from COVID-19 are pushing…

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The New Normal

  All of last week’s grievances are First World Problems now The nuisances of yesterday more trivial by the hour. But Corona's also First World, and its impact plain to see Infecting all who cross its path, from Wuhan to Tuscany. How we stumbled in the gap of what was then and what is now Missing all the signs there were this plague was ours somehow All the jokes on social media that lampooned Corona beer,…

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