Weekly Wrap 514: The coronavirus lockdown takes hold personally

My week of Monday 30 March to Sunday 5 April 2020 was a psychological transition, really, from the Beforetimes to the Quarantimes. The only productive thing I accomplished was a podcast, but I think it’s a good podcast. Oh, and the Serbia thing.


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The Week Ahead

The isolation continues at Bunjaree Cottages at Wentworth Falls. I’m accepting that this is likely to continue for some months. I’m still not terribly inspired when it comes to writing.

Wednesday will be about monitoring certain Ongoing Situations, including a sitting of the Australian Parliament; a Lowy Institute online thingy US-China rivalry in the coronavirus era; and the weekly shopping in Katoomba.

Friday is Good Friday, the start of the Easter long weekend, but I’ll be taking a day trip to Sydney for some back maintenance. I daresay I’ll have some Thoughts during and after that. Expect a podcast.

Update 9 April 2020: Since I’m going to be stuck inside, on the weekend I’ll record another podcast and get something written for ZDNet. Probably in that order.

Further Ahead

It remains to be seen how many of these events will still be happening.

Please let me know if there’s anything I should add. I doubt that there is, but it’s worth asking.

[Photo: Empty V-Set. The interior of an empty V-Set InterCity train in the Blue Mountains during the coronavirus lockdown, photographed on 2 April 2020..]