When you work from home, it is very difficult to know when you’re home from work and done for the day. The world tends to telescope down into a fairly narrow focus. I’ve noticed, recently, that I sound — for lack of a better term — just freaking weird to myself for the first few minutes I speak to my wife after she gets home from work. It’s because I haven’t said anything all day. I forget, much more often than I’d like to admit, how to be around other humans. I remember quickly, because this is kind of a basic thing, but it’s jarring how quickly this all atrophies.
Those are, as you might guess, pretty crappy moments, and it’s when I go out and walk around, or get beers with friends, or just run an errand sans headphones and half-listen to my neighborhood’s non-stop howling sidewalk goofstorm. It’s all nicer than it sounds. It’s basically the nicest and most affirmative and basic human thing, actually, this simple interacting with other people. More than that, reminding yourself what people are like, and that they’re each as real as you and everyone else, is an important thing if you’re going to write about things people do.
Seattle turned in one of its best performances of the season on Sunday, but the Seahawks lost cornerback Brandon Browner to a groin injury in the process. Browner limped off the field early in the game and did not return. Head coach Pete Carroll said the team still doesn’t know how extensive the injury is, but Browner could be out “quite a while.”
Walter Thurmond came on to replace Browner with Byron Maxwell playing outside when the Seahawks had their nickel defense on the field. Seattle has some depth at cornerback with Jeremy Lane also on the depth chart. Rookie Tharold Simon is currently on the physically unable to perform list and could be activated.