Thanks, everyone, for your wonderful reaction to the first episode of my new podcast, “Almanac“!
It’s intended to be (and will be) a weekly-ish show. So why has it been a month already and now Show #0002?
While Almanac isn’t going to be an “Andy spouts off about what’s on his mind at the moment” show (well, not primarily, anyway), I feel like the next show has to focus on my reactions to the election. Because, truth be told, I’ve been thinking about little else.
The stickler, though, is that my feelings keep on changing. The disgust and shock and deep concern for the future of my country are constants. But the way those feelings want to come out seems to change, week to week. No joke: I’ve been sitting down to write down what I want to say. I’ve made four different starts and written 9,000 words.
But the only way to get past that episode is to get through it. I’ll disregard the desire to do it perfectly and focus on just doing it.
Maybe I’ll make it Show #0003. And Show #0002 will me getting drunk and reading “A Christmas Carol.” Lord knows I could use both alcohol and fine, aspirational thinking right about now.
In the meantime, here’s a video compilation of Adorable Baby Elephants Doing Adorable Things. Sometimes, it’s valuable to just affirm that your ability to smile and laugh at something is still intact, despite 2016’s determination to unseat that card out of its slot on your motherboard.