Non-typical Tuesday.


I struggled with what I wanted to post today. On one hand is the coronavirus, which has been occupying this blog since March 9. On the other is the murder of George Floyd and the righteous anger, non-righteous destruction, and incredible generosity that it has sparked. Younger Son and I were discussing it this morning as he considered his part in the struggle.

Me: Perhaps, as a long term thing, consider volunteering your computer skills to help black and civil rights organizations. In the short term, keep doing what you are doing.

YS: yes, this is what I have to do. I’m in a position of extreme privilege (white, male, cisgender, fit, affluent, good connections, smart) and it is inhumane for me to not use that to lift up those who need it most

He makes me proud, and he humbles me. What am I doing to help those who need it most, here in red-neck 99% white rural Wisconsin? I ponder

Well, first of all, I am going to post positive things. Thanks, k, for the nudge.

“We drove them into anger.”

But there are still bad actors out there in the police department:

And there are good actors during the continuing pandemic.

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6 Responses to Non-typical Tuesday.

  1. Kym says:

    Your son . . . gives me hope. Please keep posting the postives. XO

  2. gayle says:

    Thank you for a bit of positive – we all need some of that. Not to turn our backs on the negative, but to take an occasional breather to let our hope reservoirs refill.

  3. k says:

    We must all fight the good fight.
    Paul Krugman called out Kroll by name in his NYT column.
    I’m still a Minnesotan in my heart. This . . .

  4. I’ve been struggling with what to say and do, also. I can’t do nothing, but it’s not always easy to figure out what I can do. I’m getting there, but it’s not an easy thing to figure out. Kudos to YS. He’s ahead of me in that decision-making process.

  5. I appreciate your posting the triangle . Id say it is spot on.

  6. Chris says:

    Kroll – argh.

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