HOT SPOT? That’s right. I live in a remote Texas county that last week was added to The New York Times list of CO- VID-19 “hot spots.” Tom Green County, Texas is one of those big (1,541 square miles) remote counties in Texas that the state of Rhode Island fits in quite comfortably. Tom Green has one city, San Angelo, which has between 90,000 and 100,000 residents. The rest of the population lives in eight unincorporated settlements, and on farms and ranches. You have to drive over 100 miles to get to Abilene. Odessa and Midland are 150 miles away. It is 183 miles to Lubbock.