Daily Archives: December 27, 2020

Is 2020 the background to a horror story?

I know for many of you 2020 IS the horror story, but I can’t shake the feeling that there will be future stories that will basically start out “Because 2020 happened…” like for a while there were stories that were basically “Because the Great Depression…” Like Steinbeck’s Grapes of Wrath about the Dust Bowl Okies, who didn’t have money for food, but they always had money for gas and cigarettes…

And for some reason WordPress seems disinclined to accept my categories and tags for this post in spite of having used the categories in the past. Experimentation shows it dislikes my tags of Year in Review and Because 2020. I’m going to try one at a time to see which is the offensive term. It wasn’t Because 2020, so either it was Year in Review, or the combination of the two.

And Mrs. the Poet is arguing with the people in the newspaper articles saying Trump won the election, that Gawd will decide the election, and who carry AR15s to protests… I think she needs more interactive media, but she’s too much of a Luddite to get on Facebook and Twitter. She has a smart phone that she only uses for … Nevermind she only makes phone calls from it, otherwise it’s not even turned on. The only thing she uses her smartphone for that can only be done with a smartphone is getting pictures of the grandkid, which are usually deleted shortly after she gets them because she won’t learn how to save them to her phone, or how to hold her phone so she doesn’t delete texts while reading them. I’ve been trying to teach her about this for years, but it doesn’t seem to be sinking in. She needs saving and wants to have been saved, but isn’t putting in the work she needs to not have these problems with her phone. I don’t know what to do about her.