Q: How has the crisis affected your everyday life?

A: Inability to connect with people physically…..but I social distance walk with several……learning to be more creative with this quiet time and cobbling it down to what’s really important.

Q: How has the crisis affected your practice?

A: I,Ê personally, am still able to connect with 2-3 other meet-ups a week thru teleconferencing and Zoom…..being retired, I don’t have a work challenge. Ê The rest of my quiet time has been enjoyed immensely with extra reading, writing, food preparation and trying new recipes/foods, and simplifying the archives and collections I have to clear out spaces in my home and my head.

Q: How has the crisis affected you economically?

A: Grateful to have a pension and being a “saver” by nature and living with a husband who is even more of a “saver” than I am, (past, present and future)

Q: What is the role of culture in a time of crisis?

A: I consider social contacts a major part of my “culture” and am grateful to technology (computers, facebook, telephones, snail mail, and more) to keep me connected, which I do daily with many…….grateful, also, for many artistic and musical friends who have shared links to virtual art, music, dance, etc.


Name: Pam
Age: 77
Occupation: Retired City Administrative Asst