Tuesday, June 30, 2020
Sadly it seems that restraint is one of the least
valued character traits in modern times. Brash
bravado usurps careful consideration. Rather
than step back, wait and see, or weigh options
many just jump in. Said unabashed approach
being deemed "brave" or "fearless" when in
reality foolhardy at best Living in the moment
may be the new mode de jour. However such
a stance requires that one deal with whatever
happens because of just that. Which explains
why most of America is in a spin. Worrying
about our health, happiness, and future. With
no idea how to protect ourselves from LIFE.
A constant swirl yields but one result. It drags
us down with it. Sadly we've lost our ability
to plan, dream, and aspire. Instead we exist
in a never ending combative state. Instead
of building towards the future we hang on
for dear life. Such a vicious cycle is beyond
exhausting. I don't know about you but that
I crave is peace. A moment in time and space
to relax, reflect, and reconsider my options.
Hence for many, the only way to get out is
to opt out. To turn off facebook. To not take
that call. To exit negative relationships. To
clear the decks. To control whatever we can.
One thing is certain, everyone gets a vote.
Come November third, each of us has to
reach our own conclusion. But will the
foolishness end there? Have we become
so consumed with being self consumed
that we'll devour ourselves in the process?
No politician or party is perfect. Yet if we
have learned anything, ambition unfettered
can hurt our country. We've no control over
the economy but can save for our future.
Coronavirus isn't going away. Thus we
each must develop our own survival plan.
Or foolishly wait for others to save us...
Monday, June 29, 2020
The more the scarier
Even for a numerically challenged individual
such as me - the math is easy. It all adds up to
why there is a massive increase in Coronavirus
outbreaks across the country. Post connecting
the dots one will end up with one answer...
MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND. That initial
break out event of the summer season. Also
the occasion that drove crowds to the beach,
diving into pool parties, and attending family
barbecues across this great nation. The end
result being that once much of America had
let down it's guard, we gave the Coronavirus
a competitive edge. And it spread quickly.
Too much of a good thing
While some GOP representatives may argue,
this is not the end result of political protests
alone. It's certain that soon many involved
will fall ill. As will those who have recently
attended Trump gatherings sans their masks.
Rather than proof of political bias, this new
surge in viral outbreaks is concrete evidence
that we can't let our guard down. Nor gather
together. Rather we must continue to keep
our distance, use recommended precautions,
and wash our hands. Anything else exposes
not just ourselves to Covid 19. But endangers
those vulnerable who we all know and love.
So what are you doing this Fourth of July?
My intention is to stay close to home. We're
keeping our cluster under eight. All loved
ones who know where they've been there
done that. Yet one can't help but worry about
the risks involved. Sadly our new normal is
all about a hands off approach. Even if one's
natural inclination is to give each other a hug.
At times that may be awkward. However this
upcoming holiday weekend we can't let our
guard down. Otherwise we'll be all the worst
three or four weeks later. It's happened before.
And without a doubt will again. So be smart!
Sunday, June 28, 2020
READ ANY GOOD BOOKS LATELY?
The lazy days of our
offer the perfec reason to pick up a good book.
So why not social distance
on the beach, terrace, or sofa
with the safest of companions...
the written word.
Turn the page
and move onto a new chapter!