Rachel Fairbank
rachelfairbank
Rachel Fairbank is a freelance science writer based in Texas. When she is not writing, she can be found spending time with her family, or at her local boxing gym.
12:16 PM
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Thanks for the suggestion. If this helps, although it won’t technically be a full moon tonight, it will still be much brighter than usual, and might be a good distraction. (Also, although it won’t be as bright, there will be another supermoon on May 7.)

4/3/20
7:37 AM
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My biggest challenge has been milk. My toddler goes through a lot, and with the limits, pretty much all we can get goes to him.

4/2/20
3:48 PM
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This has been a crash course for us all. I’m so used to going to the grocery store every 3 days, it’s been an eye-opener as to what exactly my family needs for a couple weeks. (One weeks worth of groceries for four people looks like a hoarding situation!)

3/30/20
6:40 PM
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Space is sounding pretty good right now - perfect way to maintain social distance!

3/26/20
4:51 PM
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I am so sorry. That’s a lot to deal with, on top of all of the other worries. 

3/25/20
8:07 PM
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Same. I even miss the smell of years of accumulated sweat and blood. 

3/25/20
6:22 PM
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Boxing kept me sane during graduate school. Here’s to getting through this with our sanity intact.

3/24/20
3:56 PM
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There was! That said, I’m not sure I’d have the presence of mind to remember that, while falling from that height. (Also, iirc, some of the participants were also his research assistants, which brings a whole new meaning to ‘being devoted to your work.’

3/22/20
3:11 PM
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The best advice I’ve heard is to act as if you could get others sick, which really sums up everything. This is a community effort, where we all need to act together to keep others healthy, as we all have loved ones who are high-risk. 

3/21/20
10:44 AM
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Pickup requires extra work on the part of grocery stores. They might not have enough workers.

3/19/20
4:53 PM
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Thanks for the tip about farmer’s markets. Something tells me small farms are struggling right now. Not sure about the “ugly produce” boxes, might be worth asking then.