Daily Archives: April 4, 2020

And Now For Something Completely Different: Jennifer Ehle Reads From Pride and Prejudice

I don’t know about anyone else, but when I initially heard about the stay at home order, I though that it was going to be a break from my busy life. But after three weeks of only going out for the essentials, I (like I suspect many of you) are starting to go a little stir crazy.

That’s when creativity and social media comes into play.

Actress Jennifer Ehle (beloved by Jane Austen fans for playing Lizzie Bennet in the 1995 Pride and Prejudice) found a creative way to fill up her time.

She starting reading chapters from Pride and Prejudice and posted them to her Instagram page. Since yesterday, she has been uploading the videos to YouTube.

There is a lot to be obviously concerned about these days. It is extremely easy to dwell on the negative.

But there is also happiness and joy to be found. Jennifer Ehle reading from Pride and Prejudice is puts a smile on my face like few things can.

Thank you Jennifer, you have made this home confinement just a little easier.

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Pink Speaks the Truth About Coronavirus & I Wish People Would Listen

In our modern age, we think that we have a handle on nature. The truth is that nature has a handle on us, whether we like it or not.

Yesterday, Pink announced via her Instagram page that she and her son contracted coronavirus. After two weeks of isolation, both are now healthy. Within her post, she blasted the government for not providing free and widely available tests for Covid-19.

“It is an absolute travesty and failure of our government to not make testing more widely accessible,” wrote Pink. “This illness is serious and real. People need to know that the illness affects the young and old, healthy and unhealthy, rich and poor, and we must make testing free and more widely accessible to protect our children, our families, our friends and our communities.”

She is right. Anyone who denies this is a fool. This disease does not care who it’s host is, how many money they make, who they go home to, etc. We need our government (and you know who by extension) to take it’s head out of the sand. We need a national two week quarantine and we need every American to take precautions when they go outside.

Only then, will we be able to defeat this virus and return to normal.

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