Tag Archives: Politics

Pandemic Diary: 8 Nov 2020

Biden and Harris win the election. Van Jones on CNN says it all.

Pandemic Diary: 2 Nov 2020

Election day tomorrow. I’m not anticipating any particular outcome because who the hell knows? Anything is possible, even though it’s appalling that anyone could still support Trump. The fact that so many do is more disturbing than Trump himself. Where has my country gone? I love America, as a democracy that strives for inclusion and creativity. What happened to that America?

And the virus rages on, setting new daily records for infection. The US just hit #1 in the world in terms of infection rate.

Lucie: Our constant reminder of the joy of living.

Spirit-lifting: I just got to virtually meet a friend’s new puppy. A beautiful baby Golden Retriever. Proof of the power of new life.

Pandemic Diary: 7 October 2020

Trump is flip-flopping on whether to continue negotiations for a coronavirus relief bill—he can’t decide if he can buy more votes by putting it off until after the election or passing it beforehand. Buying votes is illegal in the U.S., but he’s staying just behind the line so he can’t be accused of it.

Meanwhile, back on the farm…

Final harvest (except kale) of 2020

Our harvest is done for the year. I still have some kale, which likes cold weather. I use it in smoothies—it adds a fresh overtone without tasting too kale-y. A great way to get greens in my diet.

Soup season has started. We’ll be getting the slow cooker back out of the closet soon. We’re both big soup (and stew) fans, so we’re excited about it! The recipe gathering has begun.

Pandemic Diary: 6 Oct 2020

It just gets crazier and crazier. Trump comes down with COVID. He’s in the hospital for 3 days then returns to the White House where he promptly takes off his mask and says, “Don’t let COVID-19 dominate you!” I’m sure he’s fought the hugest battle against disease ever in the history of the world.

We’re going to vote early to make sure Biden has a lead on Trump right from the start on election day.

Pandemic Diary: 1 October 2020

Holy cow, October already. And still sheltering in place. The infection rate is currently very low here, but it’s starting to go up again in other places—like Brooklyn, sadly—so we continue to be careful.

The first presidential election debate was Tuesday. It was a total shit-show, with Trump shouting over both Biden and the moderator for the entire hour and a half. And he said some super disturbing things. He refused to commit to telling White supremacists to stop the violence, and he reiterated his threats about not respecting the election process.

I haven’t been able to sleep since then. I still believe that the majority of Americans don’t support him, but there’s definitely a powerful minority who do, and they’re scary people. Given the last election where we went to bed thinking Clinton had won, only to wake up the next morning to President Trump, I’m not counting on anything this time around. And Trump has pulled so many unbelievable stunts since then that there’s no room for certainty about the future.

Whether he wins or not, I’m really afraid of that violent minority and what they’ll do. With the pandemic still raging, too, we’re in for a serious rough patch in America.