COVID Card #186

November 7, 2020 | 0 comments

Arnold Blanch was a very contemplative-looking lad. Born in 1896 and living until 1968, he certainly had a lot to think about: two world wars, a great depression, the Korean War, a good chunk (was there a good chunk?) of the Vietnam War, and more. He missed out on Watergate and the moon landing, but there was enough heavy in his life without those things, I think.

Another digression post — sorry! We have elected a grown-up to the White House, so I’m a bit distracted. This does not change the fact that a lot of people wanted to keep a…well…the incumbent. Those people shouldn’t be forgotten no matter what the rest of us believe. I still remember how it felt like the end of the world four years ago. Nearly half of voting Americans (the other half) are feeling that way today. Be kind to them. Wouldn’t it be dreamy to have a leader who made ALL voters feel acknowledged and cared about?

Back to Blanch… I don’t have a lot to say about him. Wikipedia (remember to take that for what it is– each article is only as good as its editors) shows a list of some of his major shows, The Met owns at least two of his works, and the Whitney owns several. His work does seem to span genres — his portfolio holds something for everyone.

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The United States Postal Service has been hit hard by the pandemic. Controlling elements of the Federal Government (the president and Republican Senate) do not want to provide aid to the service. So, it’s up to us. It may seem insignificant, but if we all sent just a few letters a week, we could help ensure that our daily, free mail delivery service continues. For the past (see the card number above) days, I have drawn a card each day and mailed it to someone the next day (none are sent on Sundays; two are sent on Mondays). Please consider mailing cards and letters while we still can for 55 cents (first class letter postage). If the USPS fails, you could find it costs $8 or more to send a letter. And that’s just one of the ways we will all lose if the USPS shuts down.

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