Monday, January 16, 2017

Inaugural Nausea!

Like it or not the Inauguration will happen on Friday.  I’m sorry to report that my “Head in the Sand” approach is not working.  I’ve been unable to pretend nothing is happening.  We’re being bombarded by this reality – on TV, on the Internet, in the newspapers, at the grocery store.

Inaugural Nausea is in the air.  It is the contagion of the day/week/month.  Symptoms are depression, denial, not wanting to get out of bed in the morning, disbelief and intermittent mental diarrhea and constipation.

Medication doesn’t help.  There is no cure.  It is a 24/7 nightmare that waking up won’t reverse.  Brief respites are available, like watching Alec Baldwin on SNL, or reading Charles Blow in the Times or seeing John Lewis take a stand for decency.  But the blunt truth is that this is as bad as we feared and it is going to get worse.  Hopeful signs are quickly replaced by this reality.

So what now?  When I have a good idea I’ll let you know.


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