Galvanized by the visit of my worldly and sophisticated friends Joyce Wadler and Lew Grossberger, I changed colors on my blog. While I was at it, I put up a poll listing all kinds of things sensible people worry about.
It was startling when I was thinking of worries to list how many of the things I wrote about in Life As We Knew It and the dead and the gone are genuine concerns today. Of course some of them were problems the world was already facing while I wrote LAWKI, but others have gotten more serious since then.
The list could have been much longer, but there's a limit to how much gloom and despair I want to inspire, at least on my blog. I've got to save something for my books, after all!