We open our doors at the Sawyer County Record tomorrow.
When we closed our doors at the Herald-Times in Bloomington in March 2020, I could not have imagine all the tumult, personally, professionally and culturally, that was about to happen.
I'll write in this week's column about how the opening is real and metaphorical. We're opening in the specific sense but the general sense as well.
But the uptake is this: I'm still here and we're still here.
There are those who wish to diminish the 600,000 dead Americans, the 2 million dead around the world. That's not how history is going to remember this.
History will note the politicizing of a pandemic, a virus. of medicine, of science. But it will fail to cover how we as individuals survived together, regardless of politics.
It is my hope we come out of this, now with our doors open -- in reality and metaphorically -- with an understanding we our one country together.
I've never seen patriotism as castigating those with whom you disagree but working with fellow American on common-sense solutions.
This sounds like I'm running for office. I am not
Peace and togetherness unto you my brothers and sisters.