We’ve been wearing masks all along. It’s just that now many of us are wearing obvious masks when we venture outside our homes.
It’s good that we wear those masks, whether nicely designed or hospital-functional. Sure, go out, contribute to the economy, but why not protect yourself and those around you from a frightening infection? (Okay, I guess we can argue about herd immunity or personal freedom, but that’s not my main point today.)
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155 years ago—on this day, June 19th, word of the Emancipation Proclamation finally reached slaves in Galveston, Texas, a date celebrated as the end of slavery in America.
Less than a month ago—on May 25th, George Floyd was choked to death by a policeman, an act of racism that comes time and again.
Freedom is not here yet.
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The musical Sunday in the Park with George moves me to an embarrassing degree, largely because it shows the struggles of an artist and says so much about how art is created— things important to me and probably you too. The music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim dive into my soul.
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