Going out with friends, seeing people I hadn’t seen in a while, or meeting new people was a big part of my life for years. Since the ‘Rona, I’ve isolated myself more and more. I have some underlying conditions that put me more at risk than most people. Despite the dangers and diminished returns of going out when most everyone else is staying home, I miss face to face interactions. Although staying in leaves me with more time to write, the long cold winter days and nights without a welcome interruption to socialize are taking a toll on me. The vaccines may eventually help ease the lockdowns and restrictions around the country, in the meantime, social butterflies like me will feel caged and stir crazy. At least I’m doing what I can to stay healthy, right?