Genius Idea!

Hightailin’ It, Pony Express 1860 (Painting by Bruce Cheever, 2019, courtesy Eitlejorg Museum)

It will be there in 3 days.

Agent of the USPS a couple weeks ago

But my little package took 6 days to get from San Diego, California, to Colorado Springs, Colorado.

At first, I was puzzled by the delay — not to mention disappointed. But then somebody said the new Postmaster General wanted to celebrate election year by reinstating the Pony Express. My immediate reaction was:

Cool! Who is this new Postmaster General?

Me, thinking about horses carrying the mail
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Resisting “Cheeto Hitler”

Remember Wil Wheaton?

Wil as Gordie Lachance in Stand by Me

Wil as Wesley Crusher in Star Trek the Next Generation

Well, he’s all grown up, writing and speaking his mind. His outspoken contributions on Medium are worth reading even if you don’t agree with him because this is America, and lively debate is our Constitutional birthright. He’ll give you something to think about in a passionate, compelling voice, expletives not deleted.

There’s a lot of triumphant “get over it you Libtard you lost” going around. I understand that. I get it. It’s shitty, and it’s obnoxious, but I understand that impulse. Wil Wheaton

I’d like to share his latest post because I believe it’s important as a heartfelt background and introduction to a piece he did not write that deserves attention. (Here’s some background about the group of former Democratic Congressional Staffers who wrote it.)

Wil as himself

And for myself, I hope you all have a joy-filled holiday season celebrating Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza, the New Year, and whatever else you might celebrate. Spend it laughing with family and friends. Spend some of it in lively, loving debate. ❤