My own grandparents, all four of them, survived the Great Depression –when people were literally starving to death because they had no money and few social safety nets.

I don’t think they’d be too impressed with 2020.

On the other hand, they were probably too busy fighting one day at a time to feed their kids and overcome difficulty to worry about certain years being problematic.

Writer. Runner. Marine. Airman. Former LGBTQ and HIV activist. Former ActUpNY and Queer Nation. Polyglot. Middle-aged, uppity faggot.

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