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Day 47

This past weekend was supposed to be the wedding day for my daughter and her fiance. They're a very sweet couple who met each other two years ago playing Pokemon Go in downtown Chapel Hill, currently living in Atlanta. The wedding has been postponed to a date uncertain. No one knows when or if a good-sized wedding (around a hundred people) might be possible. Everything around the event is up in the air.

Day 41

Responding to a Tillis troll on Facebook:

The reason I criticize the Senator constantly is that he NEVER does anything that warrants praise. Tillis is a shameless self-promoter whose only real accomplishment is his ability to run away from constituents without getting fragged. He's been the primary sponsor of exactly ZERO pieces of significant legislation in more than five years. He lies on a daily basis, all in service of kissing Trump's ass. And he's proven he's willing to tear our state and our country to shreds so he can stay in office.

Day 40: Do something useful. Save the Post Office.

Enough navel gazing. Here's a small-but-important thing you can do today: Grab a pen and paper and draft a hand-written letter to Senators Tillis and Burr, imploring them to fully fund the United States Postal Service. We cannot let this valuable and cherished institution fall prey to the insanity of Donald F. Trump. Here's what my letters say:

Day 39

A Facebook conversation sums up my understanding of where things stand in the land of the free and the home of President Lysol.

Person 1: I don't care what the government says about May 8, I'm staying home. This thing is NOT going away.

Person 2: Not me man. Can't wait to get out and do something. Anything.

Person 1: The disease will still be hanging around us. There's no vaccine or cure.

Person 3: There are thousands of diseases without cures. Get used to it.

Person 1: But few of them are as contagious. Or as deadly.

Day 37

Jane and I were ready for the Chapel Hill garden tour this weekend, but it's not happening because of the Trump pandemic. Our daughter's May 2nd wedding has been postponed to a time to be determined. First world problems, I know.

President Lysol is truly blowing my mind. I. Can't. Even.

Day 36

I'm thinking I might be in favor of re-opening NASCAR, as soon as we can get one tiny little detail locked down.

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