Social, But Distant

Observations on recent events, from people at the library to Americans lining up for guns and cash, and why being a misanthrope in retirement is finally paying off.

Coronavirus Con

Jim Bakker is being sued by the Attorney General of Missouri for selling what he claims is a Coronavirus cure. Here is the story.

At Least They’re Trying

Thoughts on the late-night hosts trying to create new content from home while the Coronavirus keeps them — and their audiences — away from their studios.

Dairy Barn

Remembering a drive-through grocery store that was a constant in my childhood, but was long ago killed off by the expansion of convenience stores at every gas station. We sure could use it now.

Random Political Thoughts

Some thoughts about Coronavirus deniers, presidential responsibility, what Biden should say to Sanders supporters, and more.

Out Of Town In A Crisis

Here are some stories about our trip to Florida last week, smack dab in the middle of the Coronavirus crisis.

Best Thing I’ve Read Today

The TSA has changed the rule that banned taking larger bottles of hand sanitizer on planes. Dan Kois says that is proof the rule was never needed in the first place — and offers examples of others that should be eliminated, too.

Sunday Covid Sunday

Random thoughts on stories related to the Coronavirus crisis, from jammed airport queues to closed casinos to the Americans who suddenly find themselves out of work. Plus what tonight’s Biden-Sanders debate SHOULD look like.

Symptoms Of Idiocy

Observations while watching Trump’s Rose Garden speech about declaring a national emergency over the COVID-19 crisis.

Marc Maron, “End Times Fun”

Since you’re gonna be spending more time at home craving great entertainment, here’s a recommendation: Marc Maron’s new Netflix special, with the perfectly-timed title, “End Times Fun.” Click for my review.

Best Thing I’ve Read Today: Gravity

Remember the gloom-and-doom pundits who predicted failure for Gravity, a payments processing company, when CEO Dan Price decided to raise the minimum salary for all of his employees to $70,000? They were very wrong.

Primary Day

Voting today was easier than I’ve ever experienced, but I still have questions about some of the candidates and one of the ridiculous rules in effect at the polling place.