#WednesdayWisdom: Wisdomless

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I was out in the world today, not more than recommended, mind you, but for the essentials, getting groceries for myself and my parents. The stores weren’t frenzied, they weren’t packed, but the shelves were bare in places, the produce gone in large swathes.

People tried to give other people space, and it seems creativity will dominate cooking for the foreseeable future.

There was no flour.

Absolutely no flour.

It mad me sad, if you want the truth, sad for what we’ve lost, some things incrementally, some all at once. Sad to feel the energy in the air, the uncertainty, the tentative smiles.

Sad that, in the face of the apocalypse, the thing we hold most dear is toilet paper.

Which there is none of, by the way.

This era feels like a foreign land, ground shifted beneath our feet, all the while we were yelling “no” into a void soundproofed with money. Oh how they love that money, those people who coax the void, who nurture it, who are it, deep inside.

Void and money.

So here we and here we’ll be until they tell us it’s safe to come out. And maybe some of those “give him a chance” people will finally learn there are some chances some people should never have.

That much should have been obvious.

Have a good rest of your Wednesday.


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Aunty Ida’s Holey Amazing Sleeping Preparation (Not Doctor Recommended) 
Her Cousin Much Removed
The Great Paradox and the Innies and Outies of Time Management.
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#MondayThoughts: Not Quite Quarantine

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The Governor of Illinois, JB Pritzker, closed all bars and restaurants in the whole state, starting today. What a strange, surreal world we live in, created by the whims of an ego-maniacal giant toddler.

Make no mistake, he, and the Republican party who refused to remove him, are wholly, completely, unquestionably responsible, not only for the consequences in the United States, but around the world. How, you ask?

There was a global pandemic team which would have identified and isolated this outbreak long before it reached this stage, possibly even before it left China. But one of his early acts was dismantling that team.

And then he did the exact things you do if you want a disease to spread. You ignore it and refuse to allow testing for it.

Where we are, uncharted waters for most of us living in the US, didn’t need to happen, not with the centuries of knowledge we have in handling and preventing pandemics. But no, we’re counting sheets of toilet paper and looking to our state and local leaders to keep our death toll from spiraling.

Not a terribly cheerful Monday post, but it’s not a terribly cheerful Monday. You have a safe Monday, be considerate of others, and above all, please stay well.


Check out  my full-length novels: 
Aunty Ida’s Full-Service Mental Institution (by Invitation Only)   
Aunty Ida’s Holey Amazing Sleeping Preparation (Not Doctor Recommended) 
Her Cousin Much Removed
The Great Paradox and the Innies and Outies of Time Management.
And download Better Living Through GRAVY and Other Oddities, it’s quick and weird!
Peruse Montraps Publishing
Like my political side? Read my opinion pieces here.