Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Resources for the New or Experienced in Lockdown, Shelter-in-place, Quarantine, or Isolation

This blog post is a list of resource to help make the most of your time as a shut-in. I will add categories and information as people request, based on my editorial preference.



  • Though I have not yet been able to do it everyday, the free version of the app called Elevate is a lot of fun. It's a "new type of cognitive training tool designed to build communication and analytical skills." Who does not want to improve those things when trapped at home by yourself or with family!?
  • Board Game Arena "No download necessary - play directly from your web browser. With your friends and thousands of players from the whole world." Available in more than just English!

Fun Reading


  • In the short attention span that the modern age and this crisis affords, I have found solace in books available on Blinkist, which aims to provide "key takeaways from the world’s best nonfiction books in text and audio." (I have personally listened to everything from Pope Francis' The Name of God is Mercy to Milton Friedman's Capitalism and Freedom to Alex Haley's The Autobiography of Malcolm X to Shunmyo Masuno's The Art of Simple Living, as well as titles by Bill McKibben, Naomi Klein, and Edward Snowden, and Gen. James Mattis.)
  • When I was in America and we had a more regular regimen of reading to the kids at bedtime, I used Storyberries, a free, easily accessible online collection of quality stories, comics, fairytales and poems for children.  


Not Fun Reading: Keeping On Top of Coronavirus News






  • Forks Over Knives "Through nurturing food, you have the power to live your best life. It is our greatest hope that you’ll use the information, tools, and recipes we provide to take charge of your health destiny and share your own vibrant health and delicious cooking with the ones you love."





  • Netflix has a couple of great movies that pertain to pandemics, including the documentary "Pandemic: How to Stop an Outbreak."
  • Lots of great movies on stopping climate change and environmental degradation through diet change, notably, Forks Over Knives and Cow-Spiracy.

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