Bits & Pieces
Catch the comments, take it to go, bewildering responses and even a ‘Jaws’ reference
Thank you Dr. Clouse!
The Guest Column we posted from Dr. Robert Clouse gathered plenty of steam and was by far our most widely read piece on the subject of COVID.
Please read the comments that followed his letter. They indicate trust in a long time health professional. A physician well respected for his depth of knowledge,integrity, and compassion.
Eat (Take) Out Often!
Given the strong possibility of the epidemic order being extended (it was) please try to patronize our local eateries that are exclusively doing take out/delivery.
First off, they deserve our respect for following the guidelines that are designed to keep us safe.
Also, they are at a distinct disadvantage compared to the places deciding to remain open for seating and drawing sympathy crowds from around the region and beyond.
Check our Nibbler page. We’ll post take out info as we receive it.
Here’s (sadly) where we are.
Our state rep gets COVID and as a courtesy answers some questions from us.
He responds candidly and honestly and even admits that his views on the virus changed after going through it.
Think of the concept.
A politician who actually has the ability to change the way he looks at a situation once given more information about the subject. A politician who is actually capable of reassessing his stance based on real experience rather than political posturing. A welcome rarity indeed, right?
And as a result?
He gets a ton of flack from folks who are incensed that he, again through close personal experience, believes the virus is real. Criticized and vilified for this belief by the deniers among us who would prefer he toe the line of thinking that has kept us entrenched in this pandemic, a misguided direction that has filled our hospital beds and allowed the virus to thrive.
How incredibly disappointing.
What if you’re wrong?
There’s a scene in Jaws when the mayor (Murray Hamilton) tells the sheriff (Roy Scheider) and the expert on sharks (Richard Dreyfuss) that the decision has been made to open the beaches because the threat of people being eaten is supposedly no longer there (they caught the wrong shark).
Yeah, he ignored the expert advice because it wasn’t good for business.
And we all know how that turned out.
Stay safe and keep the faith fellow bi-peninsularians.
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