With the kids in town for a few days, our living room is now the office, since they now have the flexibility to work from home. I haven’t worked for nearly four years, so it’s hard to imagine trying to make a living in these pandemic times. I have two non-paying jobs each day – this blog and my run. Sitting down to write means the 3.1 mile jog is over with and the relaxation can start with a few typed words of wisdom. 

Yesterday, I watched the Trailblazers beat the 76ers and the White Sox lose to the Indians. It was the first time in seven years that the Sox had been on nationally televised Sunday Night Baseball, an indication of the sorry state of the team. It was at the expense of the postponed Cubs vs. Cards game due to COVID-19. The invisible virus has won more games than anybody else this year, starting with the cancellation of Spring Training. The Cardinals have yet to play in August. The Cubs will be back on the field tomorrow against the Indians.

It was the beginning of Shark Week on the Discovery Channel last night. Mike Tyson actually tamed a shark while scientists used creative lures to entice Great Whites to breach. This is how desperate we all are for fresh programming. We’ll watch the final Perry Mason episode once the family goes back to San Francisco. In the meantime, I’ll continue with my Friday Night Lights marathon. The Pacers play the Heat this evening, as live professional sports continue to survive, while college football appears to be in jeopardy.  A decision is expected in the next few days regarding the future of all fall intercollegiate competition. I’m anticipating a delay until the spring, Too bad these athletes can’t work from home like the rest of America.