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Thanks to the social distancing that people here in the US had been doing (in spite of the lack of effort from the federal government), the cases in the US had hit a peak in May, but then started going down. It looked like we were headed in the right direction, but doctors and scientists were advising that we weren’t ready to start re-opening quite yet.

Trump and the GOP didn’t agree. They saw economic disaster. The virus was affecting people in other ways as they were laid off from work and having to live off a much smaller unemployment wage. There was some talk about how the older generations would likely go (some called it sacrificing for the common good) and it was more important to save the economy than protect these older folks. …


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This year hasn’t come close to anything I would have expected in my wildest dreams. It started out fairly normal, back in January. My birthday, my wife’s birthday, and the kids birthdays are all during the winter, so along with Christmas, it tends to be a really festive season with lots of gift giving.

Then March came, and with that came Spring Training. Being a Red Sox fan, I wasn’t terribly optimistic about our chances this year, especially with the Yankees picking up Cole during the offseason, but I still love our team, even though we definitely have lost some of that youthful swagger that helped us win it all just two years ago. …

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