This Quarantine is the Prison Time I had Secretly Wished for

Endless summer for nerds

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I read Nelson Mandela’s epic memoirs Long Walk To Freedom 13 years ago.

At the time, I was co-authoring my first biography of Philippine civil society leaders thrust into civil service. The 625-page masterpiece wasn’t planned essential reading. It wasn’t even something I could dive into for long hours…