Coronavirus Quarantine Archives - The American Spectator | USA News and Politics
by | May 16, 2020

I went to see my nutritionist and got stuck in the door. The receptionist, a beauty of Italian descent, offered to help me. “Maybe I put on a few extra pounds during quarantine” — that’s all I managed to offer…

by | Apr 16, 2020

Superman would have weathered mandatory social distancing fine. He had his Fortress of Solitude, after all. Me? I have my comic books, including reprints of the big blue boy scout’s first appearance. In the 1990s, I dove deeply into comic…

by | Apr 10, 2020

Our editors’ inboxes and comment sections are filled with insightful, sharp, and thought-provoking responses from our readers. So we’ve started a weekly roundup of highlights. Check up on our blog each Friday for more, and send your letters to editor@spectator.org!…

by | Apr 9, 2020

We are all quarantined now, with the temptation to be quarrelsome. Many of us are stuck in close quarters with loved ones for weeks with no fixed end in sight. Too much familiarity easily curdles into contempt. This comes out…

by | Apr 8, 2020

Returning to my e-pen-pal P, with his American lit seminar in Paris, France, I write him, okay, if you insist, Henry David Thoreau is a great American writer, and his insights into our frenetic materialism — and much besides —…

by | Apr 8, 2020

I’m so bored, I spent the morning going around the house breaking light bulbs with a hammer, just so I’d have something to fix. Then I took the ladder out and spent two hours replacing them, cursing the spiteful bastard…

by | Apr 6, 2020

It’s easy to teach even the minimally alert pooch to sit, stay. This is much more difficult with human beings (as it should be). For me it was off to Publix Saturday morning for some needed grocery re-supply. I’ve never in…

by | Apr 2, 2020

After spending the whole night going over the plan, I finally leave the house at 9:01 a.m., wearing a long coat, fisherman’s boots, a raincoat, a swimming cap under a moscovite ushanka, a pair of diving goggles, latex gloves, woolly…

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