To the Class of 2020

Go ahead, say it. SCREAM it! We can’t do anything, anyway, and in the context of a pandemic? Absurd.

Well. That sucked.

 

Dear Class of 2020:

This is seriously fucked up.

Fucked Up Beyond All Recognition, FUBAR, as the fightin’ boys used to say.

But what can I say? What can anyone say?

The year started out right, football games under the Friday night lights, Homecoming, hangin’ out. Ruling the school. Finally.

It was your year, the year, 20/20 vision. Perfect, bitch. Deal with it.

FUBAR?

The rest of us don’t know the half.

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Those Were the Pre-Coronadays, My Friends

This coronavirus thing sucks. I feel you.

Life Before 25-Step Mail Routines
&  Other Obsessive-Compulsive Behaviors

Today is not a Monday, I’m afraid. Nor is it a Friday. Or even a Sunday.

I’m sorry to be the one to deliver this sad bit of news. It is a heavy burden, but one I shall discharge with dignified stiff upper lip.

In actuality, today is – as yesterday was before it and tomorrow will be after it – Coronaday.

Or perhaps I should say, today is ANOTHER Coronaday.

You know what I’m talking about.

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Bernie’s my guy…but I’ll never be a Trump enabler.

The end of Sen. Sanders’ campaign is deeply saddening, but right now we can’t let down the people his movement is meant to help.

I am a Berner.

As such, I am deeply saddened that Sen. Bernie Sanders’ campaign for president has come to an end. I’m also deeply saddened by the vitriol and absolutism coming from fellow Berners on social media.

To paraphrase Prince, “never” and “forever” are a mighty long time, people.

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What Are You Waiting For Governor? Commissioners? Mayors?

The science and mathematics of the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic are clear. Continued hesitation right now, in this moment, will cost more lives. 

People in all but five states are living under partial or statewide shelter-in-place orders. Why not North Dakota?

Right now is the time to keep people in their homes with shelter-in-place orders to slow the spread of coronavirus and COVID-19. U.S. citizens have heard this message over and over and over again from scientific and medical experts in communicable diseases.

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Coronavirus Shelter-in-Place Request: Customizable Letter to Mayors & Governors

Our leaders need to do everything in their power to to slow the spread of coronavirus. Now.

Use this letter to ask your mayor and governor to issue mandatory shelter-in-place orders to slow the coronavirus & COVID-19 pandemic

I recently sent letters to my city’s mayor and my state’s governor asking them to issue mandatory shelter-in-place orders to slow the spread of the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic. I hope you will, too.

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Spring Coming, Temps Rising… But Coronavirus is Out There

Upper Great Plains: Time to recommit to social distancing.

Dont Do It!

Social distancing to slow the spread of COVID-19 has been relatively easy so far in North Dakota and Minnesota. March has been the tease it usually is, with above-freezing temps but windchills still down in the single digits or teens.

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