Kevin Brennan Writes About What It's Like

Day by day

Hey. How’s everybody holding up?

Here in beautiful downtown Cool, California, the sun has come out for the first time in days, and though I can’t say it fills me with optimism, it’s producing some much-needed serotonin in my brain—my current drug of choice. That and Tanqueray.

I’ve been keeping a political journal since late February, with an eye toward documenting this strange year, but of course it’s veered away from the Democratic primaries toward all-coronavirus, all-the-time. Still political but now it’s laced with a different kind of anxiety than my fear of Trump getting reelected. Oh, I’m still scared of that. Big time. It’s just that now it could happen atop a mountain of dead bodies, which would make our era seem like the most disastrous one in post-Renaissance history.

Just today I looked back at earlier entries in the journal and saw what Trump said just four weeks ago:

So Trump lied his ass off on the White House lawn yesterday as the Dow was dropping another 350 points, saying that the virus is under control, his response is perfect, nothing to worry about, the Dems are spreading another hoax like Russian collusion, etc. etc. You can tell that the markets don’t believe him. They believe their lyin’ eyes.

It’s important to remember everything this regime says and does, because it will try to lie its way to reelection if we’re not vigilant. Even then, it might try to cheat its way to reelection.

I’m writing in the journal every day so you don’t have to. Yes, depressing as hell sometimes, but like I said, today the sun is out and it helps to imagine a time when things will be better.

Hang in there, everyone.

4 comments on “Day by day

  1. denizb33
    April 2, 2020

    So far so good. Third week at home, and between homeschooling and telecommuting, it’s a wonder I have time to breathe! But spring here (Switzerland) is lovely, and we have a huge backyard. Sunshine and warm weather help a lot! Hoping you and your family stay safe and healthy 🙂

    • Kevin Brennan
      April 2, 2020

      Spring in Switzerland sound wonderful to me right now. I was hoping for a long spring here, because in about three weeks it’ll start getting HOT. Take care!

  2. Marie A Bailey
    April 2, 2020

    I’m glad you’re writing in a journal so I don’t have to 😉 No doubt what’s-his-name will try to spin all this to his advantage (as he always does but isn’t it amazing how really bad he is at it?) and so many voters have short-term memories that, depending how long and deep this current crisis sinks us, they could forget it all by November. But the longer it goes on, the less likely we’ll rebound by then, definitely not financially. Too many people will be suffering financial distress for too long.

    • Kevin Brennan
      April 3, 2020

      The latest poll numbers are frickin’ scary. Because people who don’t pay much attention are suddenly paying attention. Help!

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