Earning my dinner

Once upon a time I was a simple freelance writer, juggling pitches and stories from a table at the Green Bean and, later, an actual home office with a window and a door and everything. I worked a good four or five hours a day back then, just enough, I used to say, to earn my dinner.

Now my dinner is warming on the stove while I knock out this last task of the day. Sorry, I’ve got no news; I’ve been at it for about 11 hours today and I am fucking starving.

The numbers

  • 1,988 new cases in North Carolina. Outstanding!
  • 120 new cases in Guilford. Not bad!
  • 78 new cases in Forsyth!
  • Hospitalizations down below 2000! Positive test rate 7.4 percent!
  • 61 new deaths (10,562).

A diversion

How about some Tina Turner? Here’s a vintage 1992 live performance, The Girl from Nutbush. Did you know Tina Turner became a Swedish citizen in 2013? Neither did I!

Program notes

  • “Portrait of a Venetian Senator,” by Catena, around 1525. Thanks to the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s public-domain collection.
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