A Closer Look …

with Anthony Newcombe 

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Wasn‚Äôt¬†Covid in our rear window…#GuessNOT¬†¬†

Why is everyone testing positive NOW!?¬† I thought we were heading¬†outta¬†this ‚Äúthing?‚ÄĚ I thought the stands were going to be filled with something OTHER than “flat-Stanleys?”¬† I thought we were heading to the ball parks and arenas and concert venues again.¬† I thought we were heading back to some Broadway¬†shows?¬† I thought I was sending my kids off to college to meet real people and professors.¬† You want me to wait ANOTHER YEAR?!!¬†

W-T-F happened? 

Much like YOU, I THOUGHT a lot of things were happening, or about to happen at least.¬†¬†But, like, you, I was wrong.¬†¬†Again.¬†¬†Or,¬†was I right,¬†and¬†some of the stupidity around me was wrong? Hmm… Either way,¬†we‚Äôre¬†all sharing the same space, the same air, water, and, unfortunately, the same collective results.¬†


You mean the Bezos Bros.¬†didn’t¬†invite you and your bro to get¬†outta¬†Dodge and into space too?¬†¬†Me neither.¬†¬†Maybe next¬†time, Jeffrey.¬†¬†In the meantime, I just¬†wanna¬†watch my damn football team this month.¬†¬†Why can’t I just¬†see my favorite players and coach enter Canton in a few days? ¬†We¬†won‚Äôt¬†spend too much time on them, but they are mine, and¬†I‚Äôve¬†waited long enough to see them (since 2020).¬†¬†And,¬†I‚Äôve¬†remained¬†masked and distant¬†and silent, and….if I¬†don‚Äôt¬†get my way,¬†I‚Äôm¬†gonna¬†have to¬†be¬†duct-taped to my office chair (not unlike some of these rabid air travelers).¬†


Perhaps we need to relax and agree that if we¬†don‚Äôt¬†follow the same protocols, we will remain in this lunatic space until we run out of—water…What? Now,¬†we‚Äôre¬†running out of THAT too?¬†C‚Äômon man!¬†

Oh well, I’m done venting…see you in the fall…hopefully…I‚Äôll be the #DryOne¬†¬†



Anthony Newcombe is a 4-time entrepreneur, published author & narrator, and full-stack web developer. He can be reached for appearance requests via our CONTACT PAGE.