7:00 am EEST (GMT+3). This is the May 31 2020 daily proof of life post. I won’t look at news until I’ve had my coffee, updated my bullet journal, and spent a little time in meditation. Not that I can’t guess what I’ll find. Nationwide protests in the United States. Republican rhetoric using racist dogwhistles. Democrats citing platitudes and generally being ineffective. A few marches that break out into riots. Several instances where police cross the line and assault peaceful protesters, or get too rough with people that are misbehaving. Yeah, if a cop murdering a prone, handcuffed man on camera is only 3rd degree murder then I’m downgrading looting to “bad behavior”.
There’s going to be a whole post on this later today. That’s why I need my morning to set that aside, organize my thoughts and tasks, and try to locate a small bit of peace to anchor myself to.
Buy My New Book
The tabletop roleplaying book I released on Friday is doing well. It hit #1 on the Hottest Small Press list briefly, passing a COVID-19 charity bundle. That wasn’t a good look, but I can’t control what people sped their money in. It’s comfortably at #2 now. The book also got a bestseller medallion (based on the number of copies sold, like gold records in the music industry) within 24 hours.
While I am incredibly grateful that I can continue working through this global pandemic and have nothing but love for the people that support me, I still carry some guilt. I write games. I’m not marching for justice or researching a vaccine. Then again, I think most of us are in survival mode, and will be for some time to come. Stay safe.
May 31 2020 Daily Proof of Life Post
- If you get anything out of these blog posts, consider buying me a coffee. You can also purchase one of my books or zines from Gumroad or DriveThruRPG.
- I check all email and Twitter DMs, personal and professional,
three timesonce a day. I respond as time allows; if it requires some thought or research on my part, it will take me longer.
- I am actively avoiding news and social media to focus on writing. Please take your information from reliable sources and certified experts, not the Mad Carrot and its puerile cultists.