Nature has its own glorious way of tracking time, quite independent of what we do. Yes, spring comes sooner because of human meddling, but the annual frenzy of pollination persists all the same. It's weirdly reassuring.
Yesterday North Carolina got a new lesson in keeping time, courtesy of Senator Richard Burr. Burr showed us there are two kinds of time, one for the well-heeled, one for everyone else. Those who are connected get the jump on those who aren't, in the age-old story of greed, power and influence. It's also a story of public corruption, with Senator Burr teaching a masterclass.
This week I started keeping corona time, carving notches in a stick to mark the passage of days. The first day was the 15th of this month, the Ides of March.