Turning inner space into outer space

October 3, 2020

This just in — news-cation breached

It didn’t take long for my news-cation to be disrupted by people who thought it important that I know the Leader of the Free World has COVID-19. So what should I do with this information? Did it really warrant a break from news-cation?

Underlying this news is a feeling that he got what he deserved. He was reckless at rallies, downplayed the severity of the pandemic, and is generally a jerk about everything.

I’ll admit there is some poetic justice here. Still, it’s not something I want to dwell on. I would rather think about positive things in the world that affect me — like the beautiful sunny day we’re having today.

I’m not being superficial. The weather, as mundane as it may be, still has a more immediate effect on my health and welfare than the current state of a foreign leader.

By the time my news-cation is over, on Nov. 1, the resources of the richest nation in the history of the world will have brought its president back to health, and all this to-do will be a distant blip in the rear-view mirror.

So back to news-cation. I already have a far more interesting and relevant topic in mind for tomorrow’s post.