It looks nice, but gives me pause. Is it too…‘Merican? I don’t mean “Is it too Americana?”, I’m talking about the apostrophe type of ‘Merican.
And when did appreciation for one’s own culture jump to extremest right-wing nationalism? Maybe I’m just starting to feel that way with all the Trump flags surrounding us, like an eternal redneck colorguard.
Ah screw it. It’s just a harmless little decoration. Rockwellian Americana I say.
My Grandmother died, and Coronavirus COVID-19 is officially now a pandemic. These events are, fortunately, unrelated. She died of late-stage dementia.
COVID-19 itself has a low mortality rate, but 3% of the world’s population is a lot of people. Schools have disbanded. Liz and I have been sent home to work. And I’ve lost 15% of my retirement with the stock crash.
Things will no doubt recover. But for posterity, these are bad times.