COVID Diaries Pt. 4

Some Good News!

With everything going on, there hasn’t been a lot of good news.  The protests have been a shit show marred by police violence, looting, property destruction and injury.  It’s gotten worse since my last post, but there is good news there, but we’ll get to that in a moment.

First, this past weekend SpaceX launched Americans into space from American soil for the first time since the shuttle launches.  It’s a huge thing for science and for the future of space travel.  It was awesome to watch, and like people have said, those astronauts had the right idea getting off the planet for a while.

Next, today is my 25th wedding anniversary.  I left the house for a second time since March to go to breakfast at a local eatery.  Seeing as how I’ve stayed home this whole time, this was a big deal, and brought a little bit of normalcy to very abnormal times.  My wife is amazing, and I can’t imagine life without her, much less during these times.  She has held us all together, even though she herself had moments of falling apart.  She’s an amazing partner, mother, and friend and I so look forward to the next 25.

The next thing, I’m especially proud of.  My 16-year-old daughter came out as bi-sexual to the world this week to coincide with the start of pride month.  We’ve known and have been supportive for quite some time, but for her to take that step of letting everyone know publicly was a big deal.  Both of my daughters have stood up for equality of all types, but Claire has gotten pushback from people for her support of gay rights.   She finally decided that she was through hiding that part of herself and I couldn’t be more happy, or more proud of her.

Lastly, today the murder charges against the officer who killed George Floyd were upgraded to second degree, and the other three officers have also been charged with aiding and abetting him.  Finally, some movement on this that everyone wanted to see.

One of the rallying cries have been NO JUSTICE, NO PEACE.   I hope that now there WILL be justice, and I hope it brings people some peace.