Morning Reads for Awkward Moments Day (March 18)

This is a holiday made for me, y’all. Last week, while conducting a reference interview at my job, I totally lost my balance and fell into a table. Good times! In truth, that doesn’t make my list of top 10 awkward moments. Who’s brave enough to share one of their own? It’ll be more fun than the news! Speaking of…

Pat Conroy

  • Latest COVID-19 facts and figures for the state of Georgia, including a map (updated at noon daily).
  • How our poorest county is preparing for COVID-19. Also, it’s a good look at how different health care delivery is in our rural areas from our cities.
  • If your job has been affected by COVID-19, you may be eligible for unemployment benefits through the state.
  • Jon Ossoff leads Sarah Riggs Amico and Teresa Tomlinson in the race to see who will run against David Perdue in November.

Alice Walker

  • Joe Biden had a pretty good Tuesday.
  • You can delay paying your taxes, but you still need to file on time. Tick tock!
  • POLITICO has ranked 12 potential running mates for Biden.
  • The struggle is real when it comes to getting your Boomer parents to take COVID-19 seriously, I can personally attest.
  • The European Union has shut its borders due to COVID-19.
  • China is expelling journalists from the New York Times, the Washington Post, and the Wall Street Journal.

Flannery O’Connor

  • The perks of being a weirdo.
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chamblee54
chamblee54
3 months ago

Seventeen years ago, Iraq teetered on the edge of regime change. It was obvious what was going to happen, at least at first. America was going to storm in, kill a bunch of people, and take over.

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse
3 months ago

It’s perhaps more Trump supporters as it is Boomers.

Charlie
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Charlie
3 months ago
Reply to  Dave Bearse

We’ve discussed this. Way too many times. What is the value of you leaving this comment? To anyone? Even to you? I’ve debated during this bonus free time getting on here more, one on one, in the comments and in open/off topic posts. Comments like this tell me that within the keyboards across our state, Trump Derangement Syndrome remains a priority of too many over an actual pandemic, and that it would be a waste of my time because all I’ll get back is “Orange Man bad.” Don’t be part of the problem. There was a time you were better… Read more »

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse
3 months ago
Reply to  Charlie

I’ll be taking a break on it.

xdog
xdog
3 months ago

Boomer here. I don’t want to react too seriously to The New Yorker article on the difficulty in teaching one’s parents to act responsibly in a time of plague since I know it aimed for a light and humorous tone, but a little of ‘if I could just get the poor dears to understand’ goes a long ways. And that James Taylor tag was really low. Boomers I know are much more likely to favor the Velvets and the Beatles and James Brown than a moderately talented often flat sharer of personal pain who married up. Also, I don’t buy… Read more »

bethebalance
bethebalance
3 months ago
Reply to  xdog

My Boomer parents were split on their response. The one who needed convincing, from my observations, may have been resistant exactly because of what has already been endured in life. I suspect many who have lived life long enough will feel battle-hardened enough that they feel like they need not pay much mind to what some have been promoting as just a common cold. And the one that needed convincing, fwiw, is a Limbaugh listener. But the nature of a viral threat is very different than the threat of war, and it’s hard for anybody to adapt.

armanidog
armanidog
3 months ago

Karl Rove was a great source of awkward moments;

Benevolus
Benevolus
3 months ago

I had an awkward moment a few years ago. I had the chance to meet John Lewis, and I guess I was a little nervous, because I said ‘An honor to meet you Senator Lewis”.

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