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Scoot: Defeating the threat of COVID-19 with attitude!

March 20, 2020 - 1:05 pm

Is this the real life?

Is this just fantasy?

Caught in a landslide,

No escape from reality.

Yes, this is reality! We don’t choose our challenges - but we do choose how we approach them. The coronavirus crisis is an unprecedented challenge that every American is now facing, and how we act as individuals will determine what happens to us as a nation.

On my radio talk show and the videos I post on the SOTA Facebook page and SOTA Instagram - I will continue to do what I can to keep the public informed without losing my sincere optimism that we will get through this crisis. Within our own new worlds - we need to find ways to have a healthy attitude about the threat - but we can also look for ways to encourage positivity.

Through the interruption to my daily routine - I have discovered ways to do a few things differently and better; and when the coronavirus threat passes, my life will be different a better. This is an opportunity for all of us to reassess the routines of our lives and the way we have done things.

We didn’t ask for this and we are not responsible as long as we practice social distancing, which means staying at home and only going out when absolutely necessary. At a grocery store yesterday there were some people who showed no respect for the 6 feet rule of social distancing. In many cases it is impossible to maintain that distance - but there were people who refused to take advantage of available space and literally brushed up against me. Hey, if you can’t give me 6 feet - can you give me 3 feet?

Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards made a startling comment during his news conference yesterday. Governor Edwards said that if we - the people of Louisiana - do not respect social distancing then, based on current projections, we will look like Italy in 2 weeks. Italy has surpassed China in the number of deaths due to coronavirus. We do not have control over many aspects of our lives - but we do have control over how we deal with the crisis.

Thursday night is 80s night at a club in the French Quarter, and I am often there on 80s night. Last night - to keep the tradition going - I did a live video on the Scoot On The Air Facebook page of me dancing to an 80s song! Reaction was awesome! If you haven’t seen it - go to the SOTA FB page and check it out. It was fun, and that’s an example of what we can do to express our desire to find a new normal in our lives.

Plus - it is something that will just make you laugh!

Yesterday was a beautiful Spring day, and I have not been in my car for a week. I drove across the Causeway with the top down and music blaring, and it was great to be out over the water and away from the city. BTW - I hit the turnaround before I got to the end so I could avoid paying the $5 toll on the return trip! Was that wrong???

This is a time to be creative and find things to do. What I am noticing is that something so simple as taking a drive was so entertaining. It’s human nature to complain about life - but isn’t the drastic disruption in our lives a way to make us appreciate our normal lives and the simple things we failed to appreciate?

Every afternoon on WWL and the app and on the SOTA Facebook and Instagram - I will try to keep it all real even if reality isn’t fun - but I also think it’s important for us to communicate and continue to support each other.

I hope you will be part of the community share your thoughts and experiences during this crazy time.

I agree with President Trump when he says we - as a nation - will get through this and we will be better than before.

When the United Stats was forced into World War II after the bombing of our naval base in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, America’s military was not even in the top 15 militaries in the world. If fact, the United States military ranked below the strength of the Romanian military.

With a determined dedication - Americans pulled together as one and sacrificed and built a military that ended the war about 5 years later.

After 9/11 - we were caught by surprise - in part because we never thought that could happen to us. We rallied and made changes and we are a different country today that is safer than before the attack.

The coronavirus crisis is asking us to sacrifice and put our political, social and religious differences aside and work together as Americans. I am convinced we will do just that and we will learn from this experience and be a better United States of America!

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