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2020 Tour Update!

Not really a tour but I thought it was a good headline. So, as of this writing, we are in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic. College sports have been shut down, MLB and NBA are postponed, the XFL has been canceled and it's hard to find toilet paper in the stores. Also, the large conventions that I have been tabling at have been postponed as well. Hopefully just postponed. I honestly don't know what to expect next but I hope it's good news. I have never experienced anything like this and it's a feeling of uncertainty that is very weird. Right now there seems to be people who are calling it a plague and others who insist that the media is blowing this all out of proportion. I was firmly in the latter camp but now I just don't know. I don't think my immediate family is in and mortal danger as we are not elderly or sickly and that gives me some comfort. I hope that a coming post is about this all being done and over with.

Be safe. Be kind. Wash your hands.





Hey. Did you notice that I spelled the cancellation two different ways. Both correct actually. ;)

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