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Sun Mar 29, 2020, 11:00 AM

The Great American Migration of 2020: On the move to escape the coronavirus

Back home in Oakland, Calif., Lisa Pezzino and Kit Center built a life that revolved around music and the people who make it — the musicians who recorded on Pezzino’s small label and performed in places where Center rigged the lights and sound equipment.

Where they are now, deep in the redwood forest near Big Sur, 140 miles south along the California coast, there is mostly the towering silence of isolation. A tiny cabin, an outdoor kitchen, just one neighbor. This is life in the flight from the virus.

They left town with four days of clothing and every intention of coming right home. And then the new rules kicked in, and state officials urged people to stay inside. There would be no concerts, no musicians wandering by to plan a recording session. Pezzino, a civil engineer who can work remotely, and Center, whose rigging work definitely cannot be done from home, decided to stay put in the woods, indefinitely. They joined the impromptu Great American Migration of 2020.

“The heartbeat of what we do is in gathering, the community of where we live,” Pezzino said. “That’s what keeps me in the Bay Area. It’s certainly not the rent, which is crazy. When everything we do was canceled, my response was, ‘Gosh, then, can we go to the country?’ ”

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/coronavirus-great-american-migration/2020/03/28/b59d4d44-6f6f-11ea-a3ec-70d7479d83f0_story.html

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Sun Mar 29, 2020, 11:10 AM

1. If you're privileged

and, at this point, are willing to risk other people's lives for your safety.

Privatize benefit, socialize risk.


And after people do it in their personal lives, we sit in judgment when they do it in their corporate lives. At that point it's a matter of scale, not morality.

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Response to Igel (Reply #1)

Sun Mar 29, 2020, 04:27 PM

3. I'm not sure how this fits into the story. They are in a small cabin. Outdoor kitchen. Not Mar-Lago

Planned to stay a day or two, then new regs kicked in.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Sun Mar 29, 2020, 11:28 AM

2. I had to get out yesterday so I went to a remote

area. On my way I noticed that there are a whole lot of those camper vans and camp trailers heading into the forests around here. Almost all the trophy homes which are normally empty this time of year are occupied and lots of people are out on the river fishing.

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