Chronicling the Days – Anita Anand

In April 2020, we invited writers in Quebec to submit a story of a single day during the strange, uneasy time of coronavirus and pandemic, of social distancing and self isolation, of lockdown and quarantine.

We’re thrilled to announce that these stories have been gathered in Chronicling the Days: Dispatches from a Pandemic (Guernica Press). To learn more and buy the book, please visit

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This piece is by Anita Anand, writing on 11 April 2020.

Photo: Smithsonian Magazine

I’m alarmed by everything everyone else is alarmed by, but I don’t mind working from home, because: introversion. I don’t miss commuting, dealing with difficult people, the tangible, physical pressure of groups of students. Feeling blessed: my husband’s home too, and rescues me from techno-bugs when I teach on-line.

To read the rest of the story, please support our community and check out Chronicling the Days: Dispatches from a Pandemic

2 thoughts on “Chronicling the Days – Anita Anand

  1. Thanks Anita. You brilliantly describe both good sides of this two-sided sword pandemic. Let’s not forget all the good — clean air, wildlife thriving, people caring — after the worst is over.


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