I thought we could all use a break from the news today, so no hot takes. Hope you don’t mind!
Yesterday, on a gray and chilly afternoon on a neighbor’s patio, we chaired the HOA’s annual general meeting. We were hoping we’d be fired, but no such luck.
I’m not throwing my hands up. Catch Covid and get it over with? Screw that. I’m going to continue to mask up in public and go out only when I have to. I’m going to avoid crowds, and no way in hell am I getting on an airliner.
Hey, it’s my first post of the new year. Who loves you, baby? Me, that’s who!
I’ve seen dozens of social media reports of vaccinated people catching COVID, the Delta variant specifically. I originally thought those reports were trolling attempts coming from the anti-vaxx Trump crowd, but I now think they’re sincere, bottom-up attempts to warn us.
It’s not that decision-makers ignore warnings. They know about them. But they also think about what acting on those warnings will cost, and what the odds are that predicted failures will ever come. Profit trumps safety every time.
I hate to say it, but the Trumps seem like they’d scratch the itch so many Americans seem to have for a royal family of our own. They don’t do anything useful, they’re nasty to one another, and they provide at least as much scandal and entertainment as the Winsors provide the Brits.
You know, it’s a miracle I’m still around.