I was going to talk about the damage done to my beloved state of North Carolina by HB2 -- the hateful so-called 'bathroom bill' ( full explanation HERE.)
I might have listed the growing number of boycotts and threats thereof against our state (partial list HERE) -- PayPal cancelling plans for a center in Charlotte that would have brought in hundreds of new jobs is just one . . .
I might have mentioned Bruce Springsteen's cancellation of a NC concert and Sherman Alexie's non-appearance at my favorite bookstore, Malaprop's in Asheville -- both cancellations because of HB2.
I might have tried to make sense of it all, wrestling with the desire to show our 'pro-business' governor and General Assembly how these retrograde policies are, in fact, harming business in NC . . . while at the same time admitting that some of these boycotts are harming the very constituency that is already determined to vote the bigots out of office.
I might have said all these things but I couldn't come to any useful conclusion so instead I just wanted to show you what the eastern sky looked like as freezing weather rolled in yesterday afternoon -- a looming threat to all those pretty blooms I've been showing you.
With any luck, this too will pass.