Because of Why We Can't Sleep, I've been getting a lot of calls in my bunker about how the pandemic is affecting Gen-X women. Here are a couple of my attempts at an answer:
On CNN.com: "This virus may be the anvil that broke the camel's back. A lot of women in this country were trying to keep a whole lot of plates in the air. All of it has come crashing down, and now there are also more plates falling from the sky, like crockery-hail..."
In The Boston Globe: "Because we were latchkey kids, we are really resilient and equipped to hunker down inside and watch a lot of television and keep everybody safe. We were almost trained for this..."