Corona Diary 6 June 2020

Saturday morning at the Byrn Academy of Personal Excellence!

Good news on unemployment => the May numbers came in far better than expected. I hope we can see a string of months where millions of jobs are added. May unemployment was 13% vs 19% expectation.

Unemployment figures were a clear example of the impossibility of predicting good, or bad, news in these unprecedented times.

The stock market was up strongly this week. I sold into the rise and rebalanced. SP500 closed the week just under 3,200, up ~43% from the bottom in March.

Family movies we’ve enjoyed recently: Rio 1 & 2; High School Musical 1, 2 & 3; and The Adventures of Rufus. Still working our way through Clone Wars – kinda violent, by the way (but better than cable news).

Yesterday marked 12-weeks since we locked down. Colorado has been gradually reopening for 5-6 weeks, depending on your county.

Here’s the testing chart.

More tests, stable positivity and positives.

Another example of the impossibility of predicting what will happen. Our state stable, other places declining, hotspots continuing to pop up.

The President noted in a speech, “Hopefully George is looking down right now and saying this is a great thing that’s happening for our country.” George was choked to death by his local police force.

Many of the people I respect from the Administration have left. Some are starting to go public with concerns over the President’s character and competency.

The graphic below made me grateful to have a job where I can be true to myself.

Imagine working for an organization where you choose to sell that message.

Plenty of good people seeking de-escalation.

The above was useful perspective from outside my bubble.

A friend asked me, “why?”

Because there is a part of society, a part of you, a part of me, a part of the government… that is resisting accepting their right to life.

Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

Make a friend outside your tribe.