By G. Michael Dobbs
What a strange, long trip this year has been and it’s not yet one half over. Who would have thought we would be witnessing a devastating pandemic straight out of some movie?
I’m wondering what the heck what the second half of the year will bring? I hope it’s merely business as usual.
I know one thing: this pandemic puts many aspects of our daily life into focus.
If the threat of the breakdown of society or death doesn’t make you take a second look, I don’t know what would.
No, I’m not trying to be dramatic here, but it’s clear to me that many people have actually thought about the current events in that way.
Granted there has been no zombie apocalypse – which is a very good thing – but what has been happening is sobering enough.
Writing this column on March 23, I believe that we will get through all of this turmoil, but what I really hope is that we learn something about it.
We need to understand how dependent we are on one another and that American society is more fragile than we like to think.
When all of this is over, I intend to spend as much money as I can with local businesses, especially with those that have suffered because of the pandemic.
If we acknowledge that, perhaps we can have a renewed sense of priorities.
Have you ever thought about writing a list of what is important to you and then designing your life around these priorities?
Here are a few on my list. They are goals I want to reach:
One more point: When all of this is over, I intend to spend as much money as I can with local businesses, especially with those that have suffered because of the pandemic. All of us will need to help one another rebuilding our economy and small business is the backbone.
G. Michael Dobbs is the managing editor of Reminder Publishing LLC, and Prime’s local columnist.