Crazy days are here to stay.
Happy Friday, poppets. Remember last year when I talked about the importance of writing down your personal lines in the sand, those beliefs or issues that you just cannot budge on? And that we needed to be able to go back to revisit that list for perspective? Anyone else catch that press conference yesterday? Woof.
And while I’ve written and deleted three separate paragraphs about how the lies, avoidance of denial of anti-semitism, belittling of members of the press, and assuming that all black people know each other, I’m trying to avoid the firehose of insanity, at least for today.
I’m not talking devouring saccharine stories and click-bait headlines that “will surprise you,” but reading about people doing genuinely kind things, living genuinely kind existences. Like how the Little Caesars founder quietly paid Rosa Parks' rent for years. After Rosa Parks was robbed and assaulted in her home in 1994, Mike Illitch, the founder of Little Caesars Pizza and owner of the Detroit Tigers, paid for Parks’s housing in a safer apartment until she passed away in 2005. Illitch passed away last week.
So I tried to find two more stories this morning, because lists of three or GTFO, but it was unsurprisingly hard. After a half an hour of googling, I found myself reading about how a 1990 clip of his allegedly abused ex-wife on Oprah contributed to Andrew Puzder withdrawing his candidacy for Labor secretary. Which isn’t exactly the same 😔
So if you have inspiring acts to share, send ‘em my way.
And have a great weekend. I’ll see you on Tuesday.