Notes from the Start of a Pandemic

Ralph Nader has no sense of direction; and I never played backgammon with Lucille Ball

I’ve always Loved Lucy. Backgammon was her favorite pastime. Stock photo.

he Rona”, as comedian Dave Chappelle calls it, has kept us in its steely vise since mid-March. We had no idea back then how serious the situation would become; in fact, I spent a good deal of March and April worrying, but also at times making light of the…