Everything is changing. Everything is changed. – Stan Ridgway
What comes next?
The recession is here. We are adapting and working to stave off (shudder to think) a Depression. Hope for the best and be prepared for the worst. CA$H. It’s about M-O-N-E-Y. The Federal Reserve is printing money. This is never a good thing, but how else will so many of our people financially stay afloat? This ain’t a Holiday, it’s a crisis to be managed and mitigated until a COVID-19 vaccine is available.
By all indications we are experiencing a once in a hundred year pandemic. Our President deserves credit (and support) for making tough & wise decisions (restricting travel from China & Europe among many others.) In so doing, the president prevented tens of thousands of infected vectors from further seeding our population. The Trump Administration is managing this crisis with evolving pro-active measures.
Nevertheless, COVID-19 is here and spreading. Our day to day lives are getting more interesting and challenging. The best thing all of us can do (if able) is #staythefuckhome as much as possible. Ride this thing out. Social Distancing. No one knows how long this will ultimately last. Could easily be a few months or a year and beyond. No one knows.
In our high desert Arizona community there are still scores of people out and about “playing,” as if everything is normal. They are inoculated from Reality. Get with the program you dodos. Get Real. Tough shit if you don’t want to face the facts because before long, it WILL affect you. Time to get the mind right.
Be Ready. We will get through this. Stay informed and healthy. Look out for each other. A little hooch never hurts either.
Benjamin Franklin Tenets to ponder and implement during these times:
- Temperance. Eat not to dullness; drink not to elevation.
- Silence. Speak not but what may benefit others or yourself; avoid trifling conversation.
- Order. Let all your things have their places; let each part of your business have its time.
- Resolution. Resolve to perform what you ought; perform without fail what you resolve.
- Frugality. Make no expense but to do good to others or yourself; i.e., waste nothing.
- Industry. Lose no time; be always employ’d in something useful; cut off all unnecessary actions.
- Sincerity. Use no hurtful deceit; think innocently and justly, and, if you speak, speak accordingly.
- Justice. Wrong none by doing injuries, or omitting the benefits that are your duty.
- Moderation. Avoid extremes; forbear resenting injuries so much as you think they deserve.
- Cleanliness. Tolerate no uncleanliness in body, cloaths, or habitation.
- Tranquillity. Be not disturbed at trifles, or at accidents common or unavoidable.
- Chastity. Rarely use venery but for health or offspring, never to dullness, weakness, or the injury of your own or another’s peace or reputation.
- Humility. Imitate Jesus and Socrates.