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Today's edition: What do socially isolated people do all day? provides two examples from outside the United States. If you're trapped in social isolation, we'd love to hear how you use your time. Email Describe 100 words in the mail editor@wng.org:.

Pre-Sunder and her husband, Sam, live in India. Prema writes: "The deadly virus is very much here in Kenya. They call it an "imported virus" because it was first discovered by people returning from other countries. Those who had it were elite and middle-class people who could isolate themselves. But now there are cases of people who have not left abroad and it is spreading in the community. Our people in the villages are very poor in hygiene and most of them are day laborers. How will they survive this spoilage? We already hear that people go without food. Sam and I are not going anywhere. All centers of the Ministry are closed. We organize fasting prayers in our homes, and we have virtual worship in many churches. We thank God for that. "

Michael Kearney is a PhD student. student at Adam Mikiewicz University in Poznaն, Poland. He writes: "Europe was shut down abroad during my semester, so I run the virus in a hostel room in Poland until June. Sometimes I feel like a convict, sometimes like a patient, sometimes like a monk. Monastic times are the best. Silence matters: breaking the silence is also important. I read it aloud. I pray aloud. I sing a little while sleeping. I dictate essays to me. I hear the bells of the church. I wake up in the daylight and sleep. I'm afraid of the international headlines of the day and their consequences. I sing a little more. "


Chapter 6 is Thursday, March 26, 2020

How do children deal with social isolation? For What do socially isolated people do all day?, Chapter 6, Three Children Say What Keeps them Busy. If your children would like to write about their social isolation activities, send them descriptions editor@wng.org:.

12-year-old Dearose Stewart lives in the Inupiatat village of Kobuk, Alaska, 40 miles from the Arctic. Here is his guide: "A few hours after the announcement of the social isolation rule for Kobuk, the men moved on a snow-covered river for Kobuk on a hunting caribou. Hunters used to land one or two animals like deer from each house. My family cut the steamed meat for 10 hours, some stuffed in sausages and made our two shrimp decent. We are also flowing Adventures in Odyssey, the dog was silent and hung on 5 foot deep snow. Our mother is outside for six to eight hours to maintain healthy bodies. My friend was flying home from boarding school, and we were "hugged" 12 meters away. So far, social isolation is not that bad. ”

Lydia and Guela Burnham are sisters. Their father, osh hash, works for a company that collects and destroys garbage from hospitals, nursing homes and banks.

Lydia Burnham, (almost) 10 years old. “When my father comes home from work, the day is almost over, and we don't have to worry about our family's work, school and employment. But even at the end of the day there are hints that the virus is still there. Dad goes to change his clothes so he won't give us a virus and then say hello.

“My dad thinks keeping in touch is important, so we talk a lot about video. When we use Zoom, Skype or FaceTime, the picture is usually blurry and everyone is talking to each other. But even so, we have to catch our friends. Since we can't go to the library, my mother opened a whole wall of books from the warehouse. I am amused at the old, shameful copy The owner of the rings and pray for better times. ”

Guela Burnham, 8 years old. “Life has not changed, not much. Papa has to get food; he doesn't want us to get a coronavirus. He does not stop working because his work is destroying the rubbish of hospitals. We are a home school, so there is not much change in school. When we turn on the news, they talk about coronavirus. They talk about social distance, so we don't give the virus to the older one or he's already sick and can easily die. The church is closed, so on Sunday we watched part of the sermon at home. We can still play outside, although we haven't been due to bad weather lately. We use a lot of FaceTime and cards to get in touch. ”


Chapter 5, Wednesday, March 25, 2020

In honor of children's illustrator Richard Scar, this is the fifth installment What do socially isolated people do all day?. If you are trapped in social isolation, we would love to hear how you use your time. Please send 100 words of your description editor@wng.org:.

Natalie Boltz is a stay-at-home mom to three children under the age of 4. He works to entertain them. “In the kitchen we have fun with carrot apple cake, homemade whole wheat bread, strawberry yogurt cookies and pancakes. Children pull chairs up to the counter and help mix and add ingredients. A 4-year-old child can even measure certain components. We are grateful to spend time in the sun and lighting our home with yellow flower bouquets that bypass our yard. ”

Speaking of yellow flowers, Amy Boyd and her family plan to bless their neighbors. He wrote: “We are a home school with eight children. Social isolation was a relatively easy adjustment for us, but we knew that many of our neighbors in Buford, Ga. In the state, they are fighting. We placed bouquets and provided free cousins ​​from our garden to all who walked around. The chairs were 6 meters away from the table. We plan to continue the Free Flower Pavilion every spring, Coronavirus or not. "


Chapter 4, Tuesday, March 24, 2020

In honor of the children's illustrator Richard Scar, here's: What do socially isolated people do all day?Chapter 4 If you are hunting, let us know how you spend your days. Please send 100 words of description editor@wng.org:.

Katie Winkler. "I am quarantined in Romania after going crazy in Eastern Europe to get to safety. After my school plans got home, I planned to spend a month in Eastern Europe and a month in Ireland to study what God is going through for me. I'm still studying it, in a different way than I expected. Yesterday, as I was praying and walking down the lane (19 times 2 miles), I asked, "What did Paul do in prison?" I think he stumbled upon himself in the scriptures and in the presence of the Lord until the books fall. So I pray, study, and memorize Scripture, invite the presence of the Lord in my day, and read John on Bunyan Holy war»

Christiana Woman. “Coronavirus has brought home all five of our children (ages 4 to 11). Instead of rushing to get dressed and go out the door each morning, we have breakfast and lunch together at our table. Our evening classes are devoted to building games and forts instead of conducting basketball practice. During late-night conversations, my husband and I talk about what the kids say, what gave us hope. Our children are unhappy with the chaos and fear of the world. Our 6-year-old child said: 'Mom, can I continue my home schooling up to the age of 14?'

Kim Downs is an artist who has been reading the WORLD for over 15 years. She told how her family is dealing with social isolation. “We are five families with 5, 4 year old boys. I spend days with them, as usual, except for being stuck at home, but with bonuses. with my husband who works (plus play and discipline) with us at home. We have had picnics, walks and lots of yard time. Yesterday we watched our church music leader and his children play live scripture songs, and tonight my ladies in a small Bible study group were actually discussing the Philippines 2. My husband took the boys to watch my parents' sunset. COVID-19 drives us into a simplicity of contentment and a cashier community. ”

Tamara Shoemaker said: "It's no secret that I live on Facebook because schools have gone out and Coronavirus has become the only topic of discussion ever. At my local elementary school, my job was delayed, my graduating classes all moved online, and I started planting three homes from home. I was following my Facebook news with horror because there was a shortage everywhere, especially medical deficiencies. When the fabric masks were called from the local medical center, I jumped on two legs. I have a sewing machine and basic sewing skills. I could volunteer. The next day the center worker picked fabrics for me, stretched and threaded it, and I put it on. They were easy to do, and I felt better knowing that I was doing something to help. ”


Chapter 3 is Saturday, March 21, 2020

In honor of the children's illustrator Richard Scar, here's: What do socially isolated people do all day?Chapter 3. I am currently turning this feature on to WORLD journalists Anna Harris and Karisa Kahi, so please send me 100 words of your description editor@wng.org:. If any children would like to paint how they portray John Jon Erikson and Hank Cudog, please send an email. Email Address:

The author of 74 favorite Hook Cudog books, Er Jon Eriksson lives in an umbrella in Texas, whose neighbors are miles away. He writes: "You can say that Chris and I have been quarantined for decades. Over the course of our 53 years of marriage, we have learned to overcome isolation and even take advantage of it. We play instruments and sing together. In the evenings we share a glass of wine and talk to each other. We watch old movies on DVD, the Marx Brothers being the foremost of them. We also have our interests. Chris enjoys cooking and cooking. I'm interested in Texas Panhandle archeology. But we also enjoy singing in our church choir and being a part of the worship community. We will miss it for some time. ”

The editor of World Radio Features, Paul Butler, writes that the population of 725 in La Moyle, Ilham. 725 out of three community pastors with the mayor, school head and two concerned community members. go mobile phone as a community hotline, designed postcards that should go to every postal address in the area, and posted flyers for the post office. The first call came from an autogenerator who needed a few things from the store and someone could pick up his mail. I bought apples and evaporated milk. As I was taking them out, I passed the young man who was delivering his mail. We had never met before this crisis. Who knew isolation could really bring people together? ”- Marvin Olaski


Chapter 2, Friday, March 20, 2020

I got two more stories for our Richard Scarry collection, What do people do all day in social isolation? (see below). The first is the historian Alain Guelzon, author of the wonderful books on the Civil War, and Director of the Political Science and Policy Initiative at Princeton University's Mad James Madison Institute.

“When I stand for self-development, I stand a short distance with time. I read first. Second, I read aloud what 19th-century families were doing around table desks. Third, I am looking for liturgy prayers (reading more aloud). I recommend Edmund Grindal's "Reflection" plague in 1563, from which you can Google Remains of Edmund Grindal (1843): As St. Jerome said, in prayer we are never less than alone. The truism is that I get so much pleasure from linking to these agendas, I might not want to go back to the future. "

Our second Scarry story is from Matt Brownfield, a partner at Murphy Nasica Political Consulting.

“Political consultants are not social animals. Like beta fish, we struggle when placed in a shared aquarium. Our quarantine can be good for everyone. And not only during the outbreak of the Chinese virus (can you tell which party I work for)? What a typical day in isolation? Well, first of all, I'm sketching. After that I land. Then I walk with the kids for a short while. Finally, it's time to get used to the internet. I end my day on the TV screaming as my uncle did. It's less crazy to cry on television if you know the people on it. My kids say no.

If you are socially isolated and have stories to tell, email 100 words of good description editor@wng.org:. – Marvin Olaski


Chapter 1, Thursday, March 19, 2020

One of my literary heroes is Richard Skar (1919-1994), author and illustrator of a great children's book. What do people do all day? I was asked by two California friends how their families handle social isolation.

Lynn Vincent, author of bestseller and former WORLD editor of features, said: “We invented our paper towels. 20 mega cylinder. Several paper towels were handed over to neighbors after Amazon hit the ground running. We went to our church to see who might need immediate help when buying groceries. (The good news is that we weren't the only ones, and this frenzied series of world events gives our little church another avenue to share God's love through Matthew 25). At the same time, my husband started telecommunications, and it's a pleasure to be here. We call it a "retirement practice." On the other hand, we are diligent no looking at the balances on our retirement accounts 🙂 "

David Bahensen, Chief Executive Officer Managing Investment and Retirement Accounts, said: “Now I do very little, but I work, staying home through multiple monitors that are open, work for my clients, and work in the markets daily. But our family is united, loving each other through this uncertainty and thinking about life after these transitions. I would be disappointed if I didn't use this time to put many books in my library that I haven't been able to work for months. And I have a lot of Bible reading to do. Very much. "

If you are socially isolated and have stories to tell, email 100 words of good description editor@wng.org:. – Marvin Olaski



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