As the Pandemic (Hopefully) Winds Down: An Ode to Zoom

Adjusting your thumbs-up reaction emoji to match your real-life skin tone is a poor facsimile of in-person support and agreement, a Plato’s-cave gesture of a gesture.

And yet.

Zoom baby shower, complete with favors sent by snail-mail to participants across the country

It was early April the first time I attended a Zoom event. In Oregon, we’d been shut in since March 23rd, and the full impact of the pandemic — its long-term implication —…