Maybe it was the virtual ACL Fest that finally twisted the knife ( I wrote last year how ACL is part of my identity). Maybe it’s hitting the six month mark of working remotely with very little in-person interaction beyond our household. I’m not sure what the last straw was, but I’m feeling a profound sense of loss today.

Something changed when I realized, for a lot of things, there’s no turning back now. You can read my sentiments from a few months ago, which were very optimistic. I still feel that we are learning some valuable societal lessons during the pandemic that will…