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Brainstormy's Journal
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September 19, 2020

The Supreme Court Boomerang

Beyond the fact that McConnell's actions and any public airing will energize the Democratic Party and supercharge fundraising (as it did during Kavanaugh hearings) there could be a fix, and an enormous boon to the republic, in expanding the court and doing away with the filibuster. What we need is to focus on TAKING BACK the SENATE! The death of our beloved RBG at this time could turn out to be a timely gift, Trump be damned.

July 18, 2020

Taking it personally: John Lewis

As a child who grew up in segregated schools surrounded by segregated restaurants and "White Only" water fountains; who watched Bloody Sunday and the many other violent reactions to civil rights advances on live television, who lived in Memphis when King was assassinated, and later moved to Georgia to watch the ongoing struggles for civil rights marshaled by our many great icons here, and to be privileged to cast my votes for them, I am taking the loss of John Lewis quite personally. I think all Americans should.

June 25, 2020

My Poem for the Plague


No end in sight of COVID woes.
No need to rush to fold the clothes.

The kitchen floors are just a sin,
But neighbors won’t be coming in.
When did I dust? I can’t remember.
I can do it in September.
Or when I’m hit with motivation
(Like when they have a vaccination!)
I just don’t see the need to rush
To give the toilet bowls a brush,
Or clean the showers of their muck.
There’s just us here, and WTF?
This quarantine seems here to stay.
Tomorrow is another day.
June 23, 2020

Covid tracking

I've been tracking and recording Covid cases in our Georgia county (Cobb) since early May. While I understand that there are various reasons for this tracking not to be an exact science, I'll be damned if I can understand why DEATHS can periodically go BACKWARDS. Or why these resurrections aren't making the news.

April 10, 2020

Quarantine Diary

Quarantine Day 1: I’m going to use this time to develop new life skills.
Day 36. Look! I can build a Leggo castle using only my teeth!

Quarantine Day 3: I’ll take long quiet walks to commune with nature.
Day 37: Whoa! That bird sneezed! I swear, it sneezed. Or coughed? Maybe it coughed.

Quarantine Day 4. We’ll become more self-sufficient. Learn to do things for ourselves.
Day 38: Good God Almighty, nobody should have to squeeze their own oranges!

Quarantine Day 5. I’m going to set up an exercise plan for myself and my husband.
Day 39. Screw you! I’m not walking all the way into the kitchen to get you a pickle.

Quarantine Day 6. I’m going to use this time for reading, writing and deep reflection.
Day 40. There’s an orange unicorn in my garbage disposal and I can’t get it out.

Quarantine Day 7: This has been the longest month of my life.

April 6, 2020

In light of Trump's medical advice,

I've had a few ideas of my own. I mean,
What have you got to lose?

Possible Coronavirus cures.

• Mix a vodka and Draino cocktail
• Kiss the license plate of a moving bus.
• Take a friendly swim with a copperhead
• Use leeches to suck out the poison
• Take a long hot bath with an electric appliance.
• Spend a lot of time in a crowded church, hugging, holding hands,
and, of course, praying

March 27, 2020

so what do you think?

is this epiphenoma going to make for fewer, or more, believers? Will the "good God" have his reputation besmirched? Will the unanswered prayers create more doubts? Or will the flattened curve testify to Providence? What are you seeing or hearing and how do you think the global virus outbreak will alter global religiosity?

March 27, 2020

We just finished Netflix.

It was OK, I guess.

March 18, 2020

I'm trying very hard to self-isolate but

my husband says he has no where else to go. Our home schooling isn’t going so well either. He says my tests are too hard and I never let him be the teacher.

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