I’ve been cold-free for pretty much all of Covid. This week I got sick. But you know how it’s been these past few years. You cough in public and you panic because you worry that people think you’re sick. For the first time in my life I’ve had to downplay how I feel. Usually I take the Oscar route. I want everyone to know that I need a priest at any moment. I insist on being handed everything. But in the Covid era I don’t want to panic coworkers, etc. so I delay the Oscar performance for another year and act like it’s no big deal. My acting talents are going to atrophy. I’m genuinely worried I will only get back to Emmy level acting.