I’m bored. I’m experiencing the effects of a writer’s block. As a matter of fact, this is the longest writer’s block I’ve ever experienced. I think part of the problem is the constant background noise of politics. Yes, the political pundits, the journalists, the protestors, the candidates and the internet keep bombarding the public with threats, doom and gloom.
Covid-19 is responsible for the rest of the background noise. The medical pundits, journalists and internet tsunamis of controversy and conflicting “facts” fill the airways with doom and gloom, also. The end result is maddening.
I used to enjoy opening my emails and reading about my extended family and friends. Now, my email is full of junk, political and medical video clips and articles. Paranoia rules! Everybody is either searching for the truth or selling their version of the truth. The way I see it, I’m going to die under a socialist regime or despot, all alone in an ICU kept from the ones I love by Covid-19.
A good example of the madness that has consumed my friends and former patients are those people who have already stated that they will not get immunized against Covid when the vaccine is available. We know absolutely nothing about the proposed vaccine. How can you make a decision based on a complete absence of information?
I’ve shut down. I’ve put on my earphones and spent hours listening to books. I listen to music. I’ve sat outside and tried to meditate. I’m spending more time cooking and cleaning. I’m looking for something positive to do. I’m failing.
The gym takes up 30 minutes. Walking takes up another 30 minutes. That leaves a lot of meaningless time. I’m driving Renee crazy. I’m going crazy. I used to read medical articles and listen to medical podcasts. Now every article and podcast are on Covid-19. So, what’s a guy to do? Telling Covid to go to hell doesn’t work! That leaves me with: First, stop whining. Second, take a nap. Third, Renee let’s play! Fourth, ask for reader input. Fifth, take another nap! Then, start all over again.
Here’s your music for the day and a joke or two.
Insanity is hereditary. You get it from your children!
They say insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different outcome. This is the 58th time I posted this joke.