A different reality

This morning I got up feeling down from all the troubling news around COVID-19. All I wanted to do was get back in bed go to sleep and wake up when this behind us. I didn’t.

I got up did and my morning chores. I walked the dog, feed the animals on our small farm and had breakfast. Of course, I watched the news while having breakfast. As you might suspect that didn’t make me feel any better. It actually made me feel worse.

Even though I didn’t want to I get out for my daily walk I did it anyway. I’m lucky because we don’t live in the city so we can get outside and not encounter other people.

With all the uncertainty surrounding us let’s not forget that spring is here. On my walk I noticed the beauty of the flowers starting to bloom. That made me feel a little better.

Covid-19 and me

Let me start with this. I have absolutely no confidence in Trump’s ability to steer us through this crisis. And unfortunately, he’s been lying to us about the impact coronavirus is having as late as yesterday. He thinks he can bullshit his way through this but this time he’s wrong.

New York Times
Trump’s False Claims About His Response to the Coronavirus

The Verge
Contrary to Trump’s claim, Google is not building a nationwide coronavirus screening website

The Washington Post
‘It will go away’: A timeline of Trump playing down the coronavirus threat

Esquire
Who the Hell Wants Another Four Years of This?

I’m in the At-Risk for Serious Illness category and as the spread of Coronavirus gets worse I’m getting concerned about access to food, water, and medical care. As I should, I’m doing my best to not get infected with the Coronavirus. I’m hunkered down at home. I’m only going out when I have too. When I do go out I’m practicing social distancing and following all the other CDC guidelines.

We’ll get through this as a nation.

Duke Cannon Bloody Knuckles Hand Repair

I don’t usually write about things like this but this is something I thought you might be able to benefit from as I did.

I live in Central New Jersey where the winter air is dry and cold. We have 20 acres of land with a small farm so I’m outside a lot with my hands exposed to the elements. Last winter I suffered from dry chapped cracked hands that were very sore. I tried several different brands of hand cream to alleviate the problem with little success. Yes, I even used the stuff in the green can.

Last July Ben Brooks wrote a review about Duke Cannon Care Products. Bloody Knuckles was the product that I was particularly interested in.

Bloody Knuckles Hand Repair Balm: here’s how I tested this one, I moved across the country and handled tons of boxes. Those will eat your hands alive, unless that is you are using this hand balm. So yeah, two smooth feeling thumbs up. It takes a bit longer than I would like to soak in, but otherwise great stuff.

This fall and winter I’ve been using Bloody Knuckles and my hands are significantly better, and I haven’t had any dry cracking skin.

This stuff really works. Do yourself a favor and get some.

Duke Cannon could have easily just been a gimmick brand with no real substance to it, I’ve seen that more than a few times. But at every turn the products were well above average and that’s saying a lot in the age of everyone outsourcing and branding cheap crap. This is not cheap crap. I wouldn’t be writing about it if it was.

You can read Ben’s full review of Duke Cannon Care Products here.