The Best Unintentions

We are on day 125 of 15 days to slow the spread.

This from Twitter user @ajzeigler yesterday

There may not be any football this fall, but at least we can continue to watch public officials move the goalposts constantly.

On a side note, that brief time this week when all the Twitter Blue Checks were banned was rather glorious. Like what Twitter could be. It was almost like nature was healing itself.

But it didn’t last.

Yesterday I had my second in-person contact of the week. Details are unimportant but I was asked to consult on a project. We socially distanced, wore our masks, didn’t shake hands.

We talked of many things.

I wasn’t part of this other conversation, but a different friend posted about their frustration with someone who was claiming the virus to be a hoax designed to bring down the President.

Here’s the thing.

The virus is not a hoax. It is very serious. It is very dangerous. And we will lose more people before we get to the other side.

Except reality is that we will never completely get to the other side.

I’m no scientist, but I can read enough to know that, like in so many other cases which are subjects for other posts, no, the science isn’t settled.

Back in March we were being told that masks were not effective. Google it and you will find articles that report that the WHO and the CDC were not recommending masks.

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Now we’re being told by the CDC that if everyone wore masks for six weeks, we could end the virus.

No wonder we’re cranky.

Don’t get me started on how we’re supposed to believe that the recent rounds of protests and riots in no way contributed to the fact that we’re seeing positive results on the rise in the 20-29-year-old range.

It’s enough to make you want to scream in your heart.

But here’s the other thing.

There are those in the media and politics who absolutely are exploiting this crisis in an attempt to bring down the President.

I could give you examples, but if you’re paying attention and being honest about it, you’ve already seen them.

And, like him or not, if everything you post is because “Orange Man Bad” you aren’t being objective or scientific.

The one example I will cite is the absolute distortion of what the President’s press secretary said yesterday about the opening of schools. Look up what was reported. Then look up what she actually said.

So yeah, it’s true that the virus is serious and scary. It’s also true that it’s being exploited.

Never let a crisis go to waste and all that.

I don’t want to end the week on a cranky note. I’m mean, some good things have happened.

It was good to get out to have a conversation with someone. But, as a Licensed Introvert, this along with my breakfast with a friend on Saturday, has filled my quota for the month.

I’ve almost convinced my Medical Reimbursement Account that it actually is my money.


The scales at the gym are happier than they were last Friday.

When almost all of the plans for 2020 have been canceled, when I don’t know when or if I’ll get back to the theater or the amusement park, when I get the news that the Tournament of Roses Parade has been canceled, I have to take joy in the small things.

It also helps to remember that some things are beyond my control.

Trust me. I used a lot of control writing this post.


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