I exposed my upper arm this morning to receive whatever the first dose of the Pfizer anti-COVID-19 vaccination is. I trust them. I don’t know why, but I do. Let’s hope it works.

As one of the philosopher-Marines of Stanley Kubrick’s Full Metal Jacket says, “ Sometimes life hands you a shit sandwich and you just have to take a bite.” That pretty much sums up the last year and the foreseeable future.

Speculation about the players in this tortious spectacle is useless. There is neither a Nuremberg Tribunal or even a session with Judge Judy to adjudicate this event. Simply grit your teeth, and pray that some lesson be taught these perpetrators from somebody, somewhere.

I’m tired, really tired. Maybe there is a light at the end of this tunnel . I saw actual daffodils blooming this morning. Maybe I’m dreaming, but strangers seem more apt to speak to me.

Trainspotting offers pleasant diversion. Over, Comrades.