Pandemic ponderings: Reflections on life during COVID

A lighter look at life during the COVID pandemic from Aron Woldeslassie

Updated: May 21

Here on Morning Edition, we've been working hard to bring you what you need to know about the pandemic, week after week. We're also living in it, too.

Hoping to make things a little lighter for everyone, MPR News associate producer and working comedian Aron Woldeslassie has been serving up his observations on life during these unusual times.

The meaning of essential workers

What makes an essential worker, essential? Aron reflects on the new moniker in the workplace.

The meaning of essential workers

Tutoring miners over zoom

Aron reflects on how offering tutoring services to children over Zoom calls provides its own challenges.

Tutoring miners over Zoom

The call to dough: Making bread during lockdown

Aron provides a quick reflection on the early days of the pandemic, specifically the obsession with baking.

The call to dough: Making bread during lockdown

Conversations with Marcel the spider

When you live alone, it’s important to have conversations with anyone or any thing.

Conversations with Marcel the spider

Dating becomes dated with pandemic rules

Dating during COVID-19 times feels like courting in another century. Aron says young adults today aren’t equipped for this new relationship reality.

Dating becomes dated with pandemic rules

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