1. I stopped counting the days of lockdown since our state opened up a few weeks ago…and now we’re seeing our rona cases increase again. As Kottke put it: Jesus Christ, Just Wear A Face Mask!
2. This is allegedly written by a former police officer, but it’s unverified, so….take it with a grain of salt. But even as a thought exercise versus actual opinion, it’s powerful:
Look around you and think about the kind of world you want to live in. Is it one where an all-powerful stranger with a gun keeps you and your neighbors in line with the fear of death, or can you picture a world where, as a community, we embrace our most vulnerable, meet their needs, heal their wounds, honor their dignity, and make them family instead of desperate outsiders?
(I finally had to look up how to pronounce that, btw. Language: always evolving!)