https://link.medium.com/2LDqoJTWtlb

I don’t necessarily agree with this guy’s premise, but his map of a Balkanized United States is very similar to what I imagined in THE PONO WAY.

Some of my workshoppers were shocked by that. But a Balkanized future US has been a staple of science fiction for a long time.

I have to say, I didn’t imagine the Republic of Orleans, though. Shame on me. That ties right into my last post, doesn’t it? **makes notes.**

Murphy’s Law

So I barely left the house for two whole years.

Then I tried to start living again, and went to a writer’s conference.

The conference was great. But I caught Covid-19 out there.

I’m fully vaxxed of course. But you can still get it.

I got the monoclonal antibodies today because of my underlying conditions. It’s supposed to help me feel better quickly. I don’t feel better.

Don’t travel these holidays. Cases are rising. It’s not worth it. Wait a year.