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Hello new followers, I hope I don’t disappoint you. I want this place to feel like home, where we can escape the Thunderdome and process the world. Where we can post dog pics and recipes and book recommendations. Where we support each other as we get sober, lose weight, embark on new business opportunities, creative endeavors, relationships and travels. I want this to be your oasis of sanity and laughter in an increasingly mad world. A creative outlet where you can share your spirit with us.

We might not have any control over the news cycle—but we can control our habits and attitude. It all starts with us. And hopefully a little piece of that will start here.

It feels like the narrative we're being asked to accept about Covid is that Science knew the right ways to confront it, but we Americans are too stupid/selfish/hung up on our disordered notions of "freedom" to execute it, and that's why we're in the mess we're in.

And I'm finding myself less and less inclined to buy it.

It's been more than seven months, and the best they can tell us is not much different from what they were saying 100 years ago -- wear a mask and stay away from people. But whenever we get impatient, here's another picture of white people gathering without masks somewhere to remind us that it's all our own damn fault. If we would just wear the damn masks, we'd be ok. Of course, the fact that our president is willing to provide such pictures doesn't help.

But it's starting to feel like scapegoating and a distraction (that gatherings of orthodox Jews are one of the targets is bit poetic). Part of science would be accounting for human behavior, and that telling ...

Every time I hear a politician start talking, the chorus of this song starts playing in my head.

"Tell me lies, tell me sweet little lies." And now it's in your head, too. You're welcome.

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