The Longest 15 Days

“…political correctness jeopardizes more than it should the human capacity to speak the truth,”

Dogmatics in Outline

Swiss theologian and author, Karl Barth, was born on this day in 1886 (d. 1968)

Roughly two years and two months ago, we were told that we had to go home and stay home because we needed “fifteen days to slow the spread.”

You know the rest of the story.

We went home. We shut down.

We destroyed businesses. We closed theater companies. We put out children behind. We destroyed our economy.

We let them inject things into our bodies. Those who didn’t lost their jobs, and their right to speak out.

I’m double-vaxxed and boosted. Once. I will not be getting another shot.

Your maskage may vary.  But I was never “deathly” afraid of the virus,  and I’m no longer worried about it.

Studies are showing now that perhaps the vaccines were rushed. Perhaps it was more about profit than protection.

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Perhaps one day, historians will determine whether it was worth it.

My view? The virus was serious, but we also overreacted. I posted the same sentiment on Facebook at the very beginning.

But now we’re coming back, or we’re trying to. At least we’re trying to do that in the destroyed economy, and you know how I feel about that.

I write this today because my day job is sort of returning to normal.

I’m heading west for a business-related trip tomorrow. The first “real” one since the comeback.

Without going into painful details or the awful morning I had yesterday, it’s taken us a while to remember how we did things.

On top of that, it’s been in the news and if you know, you know. My day job is also returning to the office.

I know many of you have already done that. But telework is ending. Well, the blanket policy is ending. Now you have to apply to telework a certain amount of days.

I’m not sure what I’m doing yet.

I’ll think it through on my drive. I’ll get a lot of windshield time this week.

A lot of windshield time.

Siri will get tired of me saying “Hey Siri, remind me to…”

All this to say that, I hit the road early tomorrow morning.

I know it will cause a disruption in your morning scrolls through the Interwebz, but I won’t be posting the rest of this week.

I’ll be back on Monday.

Perhaps with more brilliant ideas and writing.

Perhaps not.

If you really are having withdrawals, you can always follow me on Facebook and Instagram.

Have a good rest of the week.


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1838 – John Wilkes Booth, American actor, assassin of Abraham Lincoln (d. 1865)
1899 – Fred Astaire, American actor, singer, and dancer (d. 1987)
1902 – David O. Selznick, American director and producer (d. 1965)
1909 – Maybelle Carter, American autoharp player (d. 1978)
1922 – Nancy Walker, American actress, singer, and director (d. 1992)
1958 – Rick Santorum, American lawyer and politician, United States Senator from Pennsylvania


The Lord will keep you from all harm—
he will watch over your life;
the Lord will watch over your coming and going
both now and forevermore.

Psalm 121:7–8

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