Gregg Lange ’70’s September column (“Rally ’Round the Cannon: Journal of the Plague Year,” published online Sept. 1, 2022) is an elegant and thoughtful essay about the effects of the pandemic on each of us individually and on the collective, as Princeton alumni. For many of us, being isolated by the pandemic brought to mind John Donne’s admonition in a letter to a friend: “Be a palace unto thyself or the world will be thy jail.” Well done and cheers.

George Bustin ’70
Pennington, N.J.