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Coronavirus Quarantine Blues?

| Sande Caplin |

Here Are Some Things To Do

For many of us on April 10th, we have been in the house for over a month and now we’ve got the Coronavirus Quarantine Blues. It is hard to fathom what we are going through. We are all starting to look for some different things to do while we are inside. Our team has scoured the internet looking for different shows to watch, and interesting websites to view.

Here are potential ideas for you to take a look at. We hope you find some enjoyment here.

PBS – Baseball- A film by Ken Burns

The story of Baseball is the story of America. It is an epic overflowing with heroes and hopefuls, scoundrels and screwballs. It is a saga spanning the quest for racial justice, the clash of labor and management, the transformation of popular culture, and the unfolding of the national pastime. Here’s a link to the video.

5 Short Sci-Fi and Fantasy Films When You Don’t Have Time for a Full Netflix Binge

Since we’re now all spending our hours indoors, there’s been newfound time to inhale entire seasons of a TV series or full movie franchises in one sitting. But in the event that you’re just looking for a quick hit of sci-fi or fantasy (or horror!), we’ve got five shorts worthy of briefly capturing your attention. Video link here.

Here’s a Playlist of Songs You Know But You Can’t Name

Hey what’s that song from? Ask MetaFilter commenters named 52 different tunes, mostly classical and big-band, that you’ll recognize instantly but might have trouble naming. And we assembled them into a Spotify playlist, along with songs from here and here. Link to website.

Professional Photographers of America Opens 1,100 Free Online Courses

Professional Photographers of America (PPA) is following in the footsteps of Adobe — which recently made Photoshop and Lightroom free to students — by opening up over 1,100 online photography courses.

The PPA’s catalog can now be accessed by anyone, providing those who are stuck at home self-isolating during the current coronavirus pandemic to pick up a new skill, or brush up on their hobby. PPA offers lessons to everyone from beginners to professionals, covering topics such as how to use Lightroom to working with a flash. Website here.

Your Most Delicious and Creative Ways to Eat Instant Ramen

By Claire Lower. Last week I asked you all about your favorite ways to jazz up the infinitely riffable instant ramen and you, my friends, did not disappoint. What Are Your Favorite Instant Ramen Upgrades?

Hello, and welcome back to What’s Cooking?, the weekly open thread where you get to share all…There were so many good and interesting ideas—and I mean very interesting—and I was a little sad I couldn’t make them all. Below you will find what I did make, and I hope you find each dish as enjoyable as I did. Website link.

Drone Flies Over an Astonishing Car Collection

Hardly anybody can wander through an abandoned mall full of classic automobiles, especially now. But if you want to start making a to-do list for when it’s safe to head out again, perhaps this video will give you a reason to add a stop in Morgantown, Pennsylvania, about an hour west of Philadelphia. Between now and then, if you have three and a half minutes to spare, you can whet your appetite with this video and fly along with the drone as it scampers from room to room. Link to website.

Audubon’s Birds of America

John James Audubon’s Birds of America is a portal into the natural world. Printed between 1827 and 1838, it contains 435 life-size watercolors of North American birds (Havell edition), all reproduced from hand-engraved plates, and is considered to be the archetype of wildlife illustration. Nearly 200 years later, the Audubon prints are coming to life once again, thanks to our vibrant digital library. Roam around below and enjoy one of the most treasured pieces of Audubon’s grand and wild legacy. Each print is also available as a free high-resolution download. Website link.

Editor’s note: You might find this article helpful with the coronavirus quarantine blues as well.

Photo from Deposit Photos

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