Things are heating up in my COVID journal and I have more to say each day. And since I don’t want to bombard my readers with daily posts (I am not that kind of blogger), I think I’ll cut this down to an average of once a week. You’re welcome.
“March 4, my friend Manja in Italy emailed me that Liz had canceled her Italy trip. In the same email, Manja explained that schools had been closed in Italy for March 5-15.”
“The first week of March a main topic of discussion was the Presidential campaigns for the Democratic candidate. Hopeful candidates were dropping like flies and I was dismayed because I am not at all inspired by Biden. Does our President HAVE to be an ancient white man?”
“Saturday March 7, I ran in a race in St. Helens. I had fun, my time was great, and I was eager to see how the following Saturday the 14th would go when I participated in the giant Shamrock Run in Portland.”
I mentioned Manja and Liz in my last post. They are both WP bloggers too! Anyway, the trip to Italy was postponed, then debated, then canceled. I heard bits of the process from Liz and Manja and it must have been so stressful. I imagine there were people all over the world that can relate to being forced to cancel an amazing future trip. I knew a guy who was planning to go to Europe for the first time, with his mom, and they would be re-tracing his grandfather’s steps during WWII. For them it would be the trip of a lifetime. But 2020 was a pandemic of a lifetime.
I detested the idea of Biden for President for a long, long time. Yes, once he became the party nominee, I was always planning to vote for him due to him being the only human being running for that office. Human vs. Monster – the choice was clear. But of all those wonderful candidates we had at the first of the year, I was sorely disappointed in being stuck with the most boring one of all.
Since then I have changed my mind. After the Monster incited insurrection, sent an angry mob to enter our country’s Capitol Building and attempt to disrupt a democratic process in session, and attempt to murder the Vice President, I think a boring President is just exactly what I need. I’ve also started paying more attention to him, and President Biden legitimately cares about people. He genuinely cares and wants to help others, and puts the country above himself. I wholeheartedly get behind that. Also, he’s competent to run a country.