Moroni lost his trumpet this week. What next you ask? Current events have abruptly changed our every day normal. If you’re working from home, with kids or without, single or in a relationship, it doesn’t matter—you may be feeling isolated, aggravated, heck, you may be even okay with all of this. One thing is for sure, and that is our fundamental need for connection is more important than ever. 

This could be the biggest social experiment we’ve ever faced.

Do people need to take more naps? What is the best way to avoid viruses? Are we working too hard? Can we live on less? How many days can we go without work or without having our apartment rented, etc? Do we really need mail six times a week? Can we work from home successfully?

Word Up SLC

Sharing some favorite memes..

While we can’t reattach the horn on top of the temple; we’d like to pass it on (hypothetically) to you. 

  • Are you scheduling a daily video chat with family members who live in a different household?
  • Or having “virtual dinners” with friends?
  • Are you sharing funny memes in a group chat?
  • Are you making an effort to call instead of emails/texts to communicate? 
  • Do you know of someone or a local business serving others in an outstanding way? (e.g. Sugar House Distillery who is giving away free bottles of their own hand sanitizer.)
  • How are you staying fit? Are virtual workouts worth a try or are you going about it a different way?
  • During your time did you: create your first TikTok? start a podcast? learn to cut hair?

Give a voice to that inner creative writer.

Here are a few local “freelance” guidelines:

  • Include your name (or initials), your career field and place of residence, like this: —Jane Brown, title, location
  • Keep responses under 300 words. (We may edit them for length or clarity if we include them in a story.)
  • Deadline: 9 AM MST, Friday, March 27th

Send to: jen@saltlakemagazine.com