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For now, the latest post.
WTF is with this pandemic?
I wrote the last line of the newly released “C’mon Funk, Move Your —: How a Demure Little Wife Made Her Husband a Big City Mayor” at 6:24 p.m. on June 24, 2016, in Long Beach, New York.
The manuscript weighed in at a whopping 1,102 pages. I expected to publish this 2nd volume in the 3-book “C’mon Funk Trilogy” in the spring of 2020. I was late getting it out the door because, for me, the pandemic began in 2016 with the unexpected passing of my beautiful sister Jane. That’s when my world came crashing down.
Next went my brother Robert, also unexpectedly, in 2018.
In August 2019, Funk’s magazine supposedly closed its doors, and he was unemployed for the first time in his life. To manage, he went into business for himself. For the first time. Ever. At sixty-nine years old. Without an entrepreneurial bone in his body.
Later that year, my mother died.
Then the Covid-19 pandemic came, in early 2020.
I picked myself up from each of those blows, until the Big Blow that came during the summer of 2020. I’ve been trying to lift my wobbling-ass up ever since. (More on that at a later time.)
Luckily, I’ve learned something in my sixty-five years on Earth: from out of the most horrible things, beautiful things arise.
When the Big Blow came, a few handfuls of people unexpectedly stepped up to help. I have an idealistic view of family, and they not only met that ideal, but they also made it impossible for me to keep to the notion that I am alone. If they hadn’t circled the wagons, I don’t know how I would have found my ground. May they never have need of the favor returned.
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Here’s to you if you’re also forcing yourself to evolve despite these chaotic times. IDK what’s happening in the world, but it’s not been an easy ride. Many people have gotten really mean, and I bow to those of you who still manage to step in kindness when you encounter those types. After all, we’re all connected.
The Photo: Forever standing on the edge of a cliff, terrified, but jumping into the future, all the same.