Dear Sean


I’ve been reading your stuff for a while now… And I wanted to offer a gentle word from one author to another.

Please take a break from themes involving COVID-19, I suspect other people like me are getting sick of you writing about it. Truthfully it is getting very old. Just a little professional advice.

Thank you,


Well, the first thing I owe you is an apology. I am sincerely sorry. This is quite embarrassing, and I feel ridiculous because what you say is absolutely true. I freely admit it.

So do you know what I did today?

I heeded your professional advice. That’s right. Today, keeping with your smart suggestion, I tried NOT to think about COVID-19. Not even once. To distract myself I went Christmas shopping at a local store.

No sooner had I pulled into the store’s parking lot than I was forced to wait in a long line of cars. Because, you see, the storefront is closed to physical shoppers and person-to-person business.

Luckily, my wife had already shopped online, so all I did was pick up our order. It was easy. An employee wearing a clear plastic Darth-Vader-style face shield opened my vehicle door and placed bags into my backseat.

This is called “touchless” shopping. No money exchanged hands. There were no smiles. Not even a “Merry Christmas.” The employee only said, “Stay safe.”

“Safe?” I chuckled. Obviously this employee hadn’t read your helpful email. So I informed her that people are “sick” of “themes involving COVID-19,” and that this was all getting “very old,” so she should quit harping on it. I told her this was my professional advice.

She took it well. I hope insurance will cover my shattered windshield.

Next, I went to a favorite lunch spot, a place I’ve been frequenting for years. But, sadly, they’re closed and the building is for sale. Turns out they couldn’t pay their bills when the pandemic hit.

There was a phone number in the window for interested buyers. So I dialed it. When the business owner answered, I gave him the same tidbit you gave me—I told him to quit referencing the topic of You Know What.

“Everyone’s sick of hearing about it, so shut up,” I gently offered. “Just a little professional advice.”

He thanked me for this wisdom and told me to stay put because he wanted come over to thank me personally for this helpful advice.

But I was in a hurry, so I left to visit the gas station before he arrived. When I got there, I noticed something unusual. After each customer drove away, an attendant would scrub each pump’s handles and credit card keypads with alcohol towelettes.

“What are you doing?” I asked the attendant.

“I’m disinfecting the pumps.”

I openly cackled, then I offered him your wisdom. I told him how annoying this was all getting. “Just some professional advice,” I insisted.

He was extraordinarily grateful. He thanked me by showing me one of his most professional digits.

So I was making friends all over the place today.

Later, I went to the library to return a few books. The librarian met me at the door with an infrared thermometer laser gun. She was wearing a mask and big rubber mitts.

She stopped me and said, “I gotta take your temperature before you enter, sweetie.”

“Why?” I asked.

After she explained herself, I gave her your professional advice. I told her people were fed up with hearing a particular word that rhymes with “BOVID-19,” and she should simply avoid using it. “It’s getting very old,” I said.

She smiled and suggested I store my professional advice in a well-known cavity.

Inside the library were a few school kids who were taking some sort of class. The children were seated about 12 feet apart, which was almost sad to see.

Do you remember when we were kids? Remember how we were always messing around and having fun? Well, these kids weren’t doing that. They looked lonely. It was like a funeral.

The teacher told me that most students are starved for basic human interaction. “Many kids are dealing with clinical depression,” she went on. “Their mental health is being affected by this.”

Boo hoo. I told the teacher to suck it up. Quit pouting. We’re all tired of hearing about it. Then I let her have your professional advice.

Boy, oh, boy. I didn’t know No. 2 pencils could be so dangerous.

What a busy and productive day I’ve had. When I finally got home, I received a call from my mother. She’s been sick recently. My sister says she hasn’t seen Mama ever cough and hack so hard. Come to think of it, almost everyone I know has been sick. We were all pretty worried about Mama because she has a compromised immune system.

Oh, but wait. There I go again. Repetitive themes.

Thankfully, my mother is feeling much better and making a great recovery. So I shared with her your advice. I told Mama exactly what you told me. Verbatim. Letter for letter. I told her to quit blabbing about “it” because everyone is sick of hearing about this dumb old virus. I told her to explore some new themes.

And do you want to know something? My mother hasn’t hauled off and swatted my hindparts that hard in nearly 40 years.

In a way, you could say this was Mama’s professional advice.

And it helped me immensely.


  1. Susan Wold - December 18, 2020 6:26 am

    Lol, great come back. Don’t you just love advice you never asked for? And, you DO NOT write too much about you know what. You write on so many different subjects. It’s like opening a new gift every morning. Like Bob Dylan says, “Keep on keepin’ on.”

  2. James e inman - December 18, 2020 6:29 am

    To the unnamed author, of course we’re tired of the topic, don’t make it less real. Free advice and horse hockey, worth about the same. Keep posting away Sean, life is good and bad, but it’s still living. Love ya work bud. Another Son of the South. From Georgia by golly.

  3. Tawanah Fagan Bagwell - December 18, 2020 6:38 am

    We are all very tired of Covid but it is a big focus of our lives this year. It is the reason we didn’t have family over for Thanksgiving and won’t have them for Christmas. You are keeping it real Sean and I appreciate that. By the way, I love your commercial that Jamie is in too!

  4. Tammy S. - December 18, 2020 6:48 am

    Hahaha, Loved this, Love your writings and Love your sense of humor. Much needed in these crazy Covid times!!! Keep up the great work, Sean.

  5. Bernadette Wyckoff - December 18, 2020 7:13 am

    Love, love, this one. Sounds like none if us need to ever mention the C…..d word let alone give any professional advice about IT. Every where we go someone else is already talking about IT. My son survived IT and would probably be the first to give his professional advice…..”This is no joke…his issue now is called being a Long Hauler. Tell your reader to look that up and maybe his
    professional advice would sound a bit different. Sean please never apologise for writing truths
    Love you and my condolences to all the families who have lost a loved one to IT…..

  6. Mary - December 18, 2020 9:48 am

    Right back at ya! Nice handling of un-nice advice.

  7. Dale Edwards - December 18, 2020 10:52 am

    I laughed and laughed at the way you handled the professional advice given you by some author in GA! Absolutely great response! I admire your bravery! Let’s face it, ignoring the elephant in the room will not make him disappear! How foolish to think so! Keep it up, you have made my shelter in place life full of laughter! Thank you and God bless you!

  8. Joe Dorough - December 18, 2020 11:04 am

    Your real advice is coming through by your illustrations. Very good!💯

  9. GaryD - December 18, 2020 11:09 am

    Sean, I think your humor is more contagious than “it” !

  10. Annie Trimmer - December 18, 2020 11:28 am

    I look forward to reading your comments every day. They always touch me in some way. I understand what that poor woman was trying to say about how she is so tired of hearing about this stupid virus. Most of us are….BUT… is something that is there in every aspect of our lives right now. Your gift of talking about these really difficult times with humor and real emotion helps me start my day with a better attitude. Please keep it up….We truly are in this together…You are truly a bright beacon and don’t we really all need that light, especially at Christmas!! THANK YOU.

  11. elizabethroosje - December 18, 2020 11:33 am

    I have loved your essays and the last few have been such blessings in this hard time; comforting. I think the advice-giver is just struggling, it’s hard to be in 9 months into this and having Christmas so different this year. It’s hard to face the pain of it, which I think is what the ‘helpful advice giver’ may be struggling with. And I know it is a struggle and you do too Sean. And your response here is the most natural; it IS impacting our every day lives in very profound ways. We must fight to see what you have been writing about – that the Child at the Manger is the light, unchanging, in a world with much sorrow and pain. God bless you and Jamie. Keep looking to the light Sean and keep writing!!!

  12. Ann - December 18, 2020 11:40 am

    You put that reader “ in his place!!!
    The virus is not funny but you made me laugh throughout your column and laughter is mentally and physically good…so keep on doing because the emotions and hope you show we have is good medicine every day.

  13. Lav - December 18, 2020 11:51 am

    Professional advice..hmm..I’m no AUTHOR, but I am a reader and a fan and i say keep up the amazing work. Keep up being REAL and HONEST and letting people they are not alone..not going crazy for feelings of anxiety and loneliness and being scared for family and friends and small business owners. Sean you make me make me make me feel selfish sometimes when I feel “woe is me” by telling a story of a little girl in the cancer ward and giving me a reality thank you for harping on this COVID mess..thank you ..sarcasm is what’s for breakfast today and it was

  14. Roger - December 18, 2020 11:52 am

    Love it.
    I like that you write about real life…good and bad…happy and sad.
    I suppose I missed his surveys when he indicated “everyone” else’s thoughts.
    My devotional, the Wall Street Journal, and your column are my “must reads” everyday.
    You rock on!
    Just my personal advice.😉

  15. Janice Gallagher - December 18, 2020 12:09 pm


  16. Ginny Judson - December 18, 2020 12:24 pm

    Sorry Sean, I have to agree with “Author”. I got our Texas death stats in an email at work two days ago. Turns out .017% of Texans who have contracted the virus have died from it. I’ll take those odds on just about anything! If it were really something to be this frightened about, the media and its Gods, the Deep State, would not have to push so much propaganda on us.

  17. Cyn - December 18, 2020 12:27 pm

    Whether the advice from Georgia was a real message to you or not makes no difference. Covid is the elephant in the room that has changed our lives. Many of your readers have had to deal with a personal COVID-19 relationship. Others of us have been fortunate, so far, to not have a personal Covid experience, but we need to be cognizant of issues and challenges and loss of those who have.Your posts help us to deal with it with honesty and with laughter. Thank you for all that you do. May you and your family have a merry and blessed Christmas.

  18. Cyn - December 18, 2020 12:29 pm

    Those stats are fine until it impacts you and you could have done something about it.

  19. oldtimedan - December 18, 2020 12:33 pm

    AUTHOR-IN-GEORGIA must be one of those writers of fantasy. ****sigh****

    Keep on keeping it real Sean.

  20. Heidi - December 18, 2020 12:38 pm

    I guess it’s probably not ok to say I just really want normal again. It’s not just the C word but how people have reacted to it…like politicians. More problems have been created from the C word than the C word itself! Anyway…it’s still here and we’re still dealing and it’s stupid to pretend otherwise.

  21. Iris Stonecipher - December 18, 2020 12:49 pm


  22. Sara Shaver - December 18, 2020 12:56 pm

    So good – I don’t have any professional advice for you but very grateful for your words

  23. Joey - December 18, 2020 12:59 pm

    Reminds me of the time when one of our church congregants criticized our pastor for talking about God’s grace too much when he’s preaching!

  24. Penny Wolters - December 18, 2020 1:07 pm

    I love your reply! Truth really sucks sometimes!

  25. Betty - December 18, 2020 1:08 pm

    We love you Sean. You keep your sense of humor. We need it!
    Love your stories and how you share your life. Thank you. Glad your mom is better. Happy holidays to you and your family.

  26. Kate - December 18, 2020 1:10 pm

    What commercial? Would love to see it.

  27. Susan - December 18, 2020 1:11 pm

    Great comeback Sean, your articles make my day!!

  28. Lucinda Secrest McDowell - December 18, 2020 1:14 pm

    I’m with you, Sean. As much as folks WISH it would just all go away, it has not and will not. For a long time. So we persevere as best we can. I read you every morning just after my morning prayers. YOU are my connection to my South (Thomasville GA native exiled in New England 30 years) but more — much more — than that….. Keep Writing Whatever God lays on your heart… I shall be reading. Merry Merry

  29. Dana Everhart - December 18, 2020 1:16 pm

    Sean, thanks for your humor but your directness too, Yes, we all wish this would just go away and go back to normal. But normal is gone and we have to prepare for a new day. Thank you for your words each day … they help this old preacher for sure. Praying you keep speaking truth and love.

  30. Dana - December 18, 2020 1:20 pm

    Any odds where people die are BAD odds mam. No one should be dying from something we could have done a much better job of. When one in your family dies from COVID I think you will feel different.

  31. Pat - December 18, 2020 1:25 pm

    That was not “professional advice!”
    If he were a professional” he never would have hit the “send” button!
    He seems to be pretty full of himself
    Just ignore his so called “advice”

  32. David - December 18, 2020 1:28 pm

    a great commentary as always. Spot on. Keep it up.

  33. Steve Scott - December 18, 2020 1:33 pm

    Ha ha! Way to go Sean! Why is “professional advice” usually very negative?

  34. Carole Lea - December 18, 2020 1:34 pm

    Absolutely PERFECT response to that ridiculous advice!! Priceless! Thank you!! Keep being you, Sean!❤️

  35. elizabeth - December 18, 2020 1:35 pm


  36. Kristy Dunnigan - December 18, 2020 1:37 pm


  37. Jeri Bishop - December 18, 2020 1:42 pm

    Jeri and I are with Kate. We live in Georgia and haven’t had a chance to see it. By the way, sarcasm becomes you, and we mean that most earnestly. Thank you and keep listening to your own inner muse. –Michael on Jeri’s iPad

  38. Cousin Allen from Kansas - December 18, 2020 1:48 pm

    Dear Ginny, You believe in the “deep state,” but accept that an email at work is not propaganda? Wow. Fact is, yesterday 258 people died from 19 in Texas and more than 25,000 since it started. Hope none of them were relatives.

  39. Bob Brenner - December 18, 2020 1:57 pm

    Oh hush about you know what? By the way the “Georgia Author” probably doesn’t have a national column, several books written and is not referred to as the second coming of a Georgia boy by the name of Lewis Grizzard. Boo boo hoo 😢! Suck it up “ Georgia Boy”.

  40. Jan - December 18, 2020 2:03 pm

    I love your work, Sean. You are real and you relate to real people. You put my thoughts, emotions and actions into words that are so reassuring. Even though the world outside stinks right now – you tell me that I am not crazy, that my emotions and thoughts are normal and most importantly – you sympathize. Thank you and please tell the author from Georgia that he is full of himself. You on the other hand, are considerate, thoughtful and full of concern for others!

  41. Ralph Bryson - December 18, 2020 2:06 pm

    Agree! Enough COVID Sean. I can find doom and gloom all around! COVID doesn’t have to control you! We all have choices; at least a few remain.
    Merry Christmas Sean! I’ll resume next year!

  42. Phil (Brown Marlin) - December 18, 2020 2:12 pm

    What a beautifully sardonic reply to your new professional “advisor.”
    Glad your mom is better.

  43. Kim Obele - December 18, 2020 2:21 pm

    Unsolicited advice is usually not only unwelcome, but frequently backfires. You write what’s in your heart and you will have plenty of happy readers Sean!

  44. Myra - December 18, 2020 2:26 pm

    Touché!!!!! Yay Sean! Yes, we are all tired of “it” but still have to live in the real world. My husband and I are in that group of people who cannot mask. We have stayed in and stayed away as much as possible; however, yesterday we went into a sporting goods store-keeping our social distance from others. On the boot isle there was a gentleman behind us shopping the other side of the isle. My husband and I were talking and I glanced up to see the gentleman looking at us, I smiled, his face broke into a huge smile and he said,” Faces, faces! Oh, thank you for your faces!” and he walked away. I guess even we adults are suffering like the kids from human contact deprivation. Thanks for your daily inspiration, no matter the theme!!!

  45. Karen G - December 18, 2020 2:29 pm

    GREAT COMEBACK, Sean👍 This whole pandemic is in our face everyday. Personally, I have thoroughly enjoyed your personalized twist on it – very personal stories and responses to stories. I wonder if the Georgia author is a successful author 🤷‍♀️ We know YOU are 😉

  46. Mary Nell - December 18, 2020 2:39 pm

    As usual a great article. We need to talk about things that are in our lives. You put things in great perspective. (Hope I said that right.). Not real good with words. Really enjoy your blogs.

  47. Scott - December 18, 2020 2:40 pm

    We are all in this world together trying to work our way through the challenges that each of us face everyday. Life has changed. Let’s pull together and smile at the humor we see and keep working and walking together.

  48. Bill 'Fossil' Heaton - December 18, 2020 2:44 pm

    Yes, let’s pretend COVID doesn’t exist because it doesn’t ‘feel’ good. Sure, we’re all tired of COVID – and reading your stories and crying and laughing about life during a pandemic helps us through it! Thank you Sean for your stories – they are real life and they help us through real life. Also, perfect response to the “AUTHOR-IN-GEORGIA”! I’m not sure how being an AUTHOR helps that person know what we all need – oh wait, it’s very obvious that it DOESN’T.
    Keep on keeping on Sean! I for one need to read stuff that has me laughing while I’m crying and shaking my head yes & no – all at the same time – because your stories strike a chord deep within. I’m pretty sure that I’m not the only one. Your stuff is great mental health medicine. We all need to talk about this stuff and you help people see that. Thank you Sean.

  49. Bill Strawn - December 18, 2020 2:48 pm

    Thanks, Sean. A good read about a subject too many people want to forget. Here in Central Florida we are being visited by our annual influx of Yankees who believe being kind to others is a character weakness and wearing a mask makes you appear weak. The bride and I have stopped going to our favorite 3 restuarants as too many of our temporary neighbors don’t wear a mask, insist on sitting too close, and just being Yankees. So this week we are stopping by in non busy moments, handing out $50 tips to our favorite waitresses and waiter. Hope you have a Merry Christmas and we’ll see you post vaccination.

  50. Tim Peace - December 18, 2020 2:51 pm

    Right on! Advice…it’s a funny thing. Sometimes it’s helpful…sometimes it’s ignored….and sometimes it’s a head scratcher that leaves you in between the two. But ULTIMATELY…advice is worth EXACTLY what you pay for it! Carry on, my friend!

  51. David Jones - December 18, 2020 2:53 pm

    Keep doing what you’re doing. Because you do it well. God bless you.

  52. Chuck - December 18, 2020 3:03 pm

    Thanks for talking sense.

  53. Helen De Prima - December 18, 2020 3:32 pm

    I’m guessing the writer who gave you professional advice works from home routinely, has no kids dislocated from their schools and friends, doesn’t own a struggling small business, and isn’t worried sick about loved ones at risk. Just speculating.

  54. Rich Owen - December 18, 2020 3:49 pm

    The problem you have, IMO, Sean, is that you are more concerned about those dying than those who are living. Hundreds of thousands die worldwide each year and nobody really says anything. MORE IMPORTANTLY, the world does NOT shut down throwing millions out of work and on to government dole. LET US GET BACK TO THE ART OF LIVING! I will probably be the only dissenting voice here but I am, like the author-in-georgia, tired of seeing people stressed out and getting depressed. You only live once. I am not saying to be stupid but I refuse to let government dictate my life to me.

  55. Candy Parker - December 18, 2020 3:53 pm

    Well done, Sean . How can you not write about daily life and reference Covid-19? AIG needs to take note of your mama’s advice!

    Candy Parker
    Alabaster, AL

  56. Lori M. - December 18, 2020 4:40 pm

    Thank you Sean, for today’s column, and for all the others as well. Very timely for us here today.
    Glad your mom’s better; God bless you, Jamie, & the dogs.

  57. A morrison - December 18, 2020 4:53 pm

    Love it. Spot on!!

  58. glbarlow - December 18, 2020 5:04 pm

    Excellent reply to some idiot who claims to be an author. He probably once wrote the technical manual for a vacuum pump or the entry instructions for a local office building and now deems himself as a professional advice giving author. News Flash, we’re all tired of it – but we need your skillful writing to find the good side of it all, to remind us there are others more affected and dealing with it, and others sharing a positive path through it all.

    Here’s my professional advice – don’t read negative emails or letters. Don’t give negative people oxygen by letting them in any way blemish your day, or ours. We read your column for the joy and happiness it brings us. Professional speaking, those that offer unsolicited advice are any thing but professional.

    Oh wait, I just did that.

  59. Rob - December 18, 2020 5:14 pm

    You are misreading your statistics. The apparent death rate from Covid-19 is 1.7% in Texas.

  60. Donna M Wood - December 18, 2020 5:20 pm

    A big, hearty, Baptist AMEN!

  61. Tom Wallin - December 18, 2020 5:34 pm

    Sean, I’m sorry but your sarcasm seems a bit misplaced this time. I LOVE your daily stories but we all can take some constructive advice sometimes, even when not requested. I think his comment was really well meaning along the lines of laughter in a cancer ward which you just recently elaborated on.
    Catch you tomorrow.

  62. Linda Moon - December 18, 2020 5:43 pm

    Denial. That River Nile is a long one. My professional advice is to get one’s boat, oars, and well-known cavity out of there. Mama tried and hopefully succeeded with her professional advice for you, Sean. You and your Mama helped me, so I’m sending some unprofessional and unsolicited advice: talk and blab about “it” and other new “its” when they come along. Listen, and then swat when necessary, Mama!

  63. DiAn - December 18, 2020 5:49 pm

    Sean – Please keep on writing exactly as you have and pay no heed to those who complain about you-know-what! Your columns are one of the last refuges of the sane among us! Please do not stop writing. And Thank you for the writing you are doing! It is one of my small but significant daily joys!

  64. Ann Syfert - December 18, 2020 5:59 pm

    I don’t know why some people find it necessary to ignore the advice most everyone’s Mother probably gave to them. Which is “If you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all.” Sean, I know how sensitive you are to comments like those of Author in Georgia. I understand that one negative comment can render all the wonderful positive comments useless. Please continue the wonderful stories that you write. There are so many of us that love you and would be devastated if there were no more Sean of the South. God bless you and Merry you and your family.

  65. Liz Watkins - December 18, 2020 5:59 pm

    I sgreey

  66. Angela - December 18, 2020 6:16 pm

    I take COVID very seriously and like everyone else I am weary of it all. I don’t think the author was trying to minimize the impact of COVID. It’s just that sometimes we need a little distraction from the obvious hardships we are enduring. Just a little something to take our mind off things. A ray of sunshine of sorts.

  67. Patricia Gibson - December 18, 2020 6:28 pm

    Sean, I am sorry this bothered you so much, but I think what the author meant was we are all do inundated with covid that a little break from it is nice. That said I love your writing and you have the right to say what you want. That said, I will skip covid ones because I personally just can’t handle anymore. I hope you all stay well and have the merriest Christmas ever!

  68. Lisa P - December 18, 2020 6:43 pm

    We always love reading your posts Sean! We loved your response. One one hand, I was annoyed at what that person told you. On the other hand, it made me try to get in their head. I think everyone is sick of this year being derailed by the virus, many have lost loved ones, everyone hates being given rules and parameters to live by whether they’re 6 yrs old or 60 yrs old and I think everyone is looking for a distraction from reality. That’s why I’m guessing they wanted you to avoid the topic so they could have one “safe” amusing place for a few moments of their day. Reality has been crappy this year with riots, jobs lost, financial ruin, illness, loneliness, etc. We personally love your thoughts – on covid or anything else – you never fail to brighten our day!!! NEVER stop writing! : )

  69. Beki D - December 18, 2020 9:08 pm

    Thank you Sean and a huge thanks to your Mama as well. People being “over it” and “tired of it” is why I still have loved ones fighting for their life in hospitals and at home. And why our medical staff is still overwhelmed. So no, we will not quit mentioning it or quit washing our hands. I pray your Mama feels better soon!

  70. catladymac - December 18, 2020 9:18 pm

    That guy gave you great advice, Sean. Stop thinking about the elephant sitting next to you on the couch and breathing in your face. Right.
    (frustrated non-author in Ohio.)

  71. Judy Tayloe - December 19, 2020 12:22 am

    Nice way to handle this dude’s “professional advice”, Sean!

  72. Bill - December 19, 2020 12:34 am

    Classic…I can see my mother doing the same…now my wife takes over for her…only more so…

  73. Nana - December 19, 2020 12:59 am

    Hey Georgia! Just MYOB! Keep your advice in Georgia!!

  74. Sue Rhodus - December 19, 2020 1:31 am


  75. Christina - December 19, 2020 4:28 am

    Keep keeping it real Sean. It’s been your gift to us! (Especially during COVID)

  76. vickilclem - December 19, 2020 7:06 am

    Yes, people die every day around the world, but this is a highly contagious disease and thousands of people just in our state are testing positive DAILY, as they are in many states. Hospitals are overcrowded and running out of beds. There are people who need hospital beds for reasons other than Co-Vid. I live in a small rural area and I know quite a few people who have gotten sick, including some who had to be hospitalized and some who have died, leaving behind spouses and children. If people would take mask wearing and social distancing seriously and think about people other than themselves, then perhaps health care facilities wouldn’t be so overwhelmed and businesses could stay open. What a selfish attitude. Without rules and laws, our world would be even more chaotic. Funny how people don’t like the idea of government control, but they like the idea of government involvement in things that benefit them.

  77. Michael McLaurin - December 19, 2020 7:27 am

    Really, Sean? You pick up your mail at The Epicopal Church of the Nativity in Dothan? And your critic lives in a 7000+ sf home in Brewton? Love your creative and imaginative writing!

  78. Dan Wise - December 19, 2020 1:55 pm

    One of God’s greatest gifts…a God ‘fearin’ sacrificial Mama that generously and generationally passes this gift on down the line! ‘Yo. Mamma knows best; make her proud!

  79. Kathryn Rose MacDonald - December 19, 2020 2:15 pm

    Sounds to me like Someone is suffering from tweed-suited green-eyed monster syndrome, there. Well sorted, Mr Dietrich.

    Merry Christmas to you and yours!

  80. Beryl - December 19, 2020 2:45 pm

    Catharsis comes in many forms. Writing is yours and “my professional advice” is criticism. Of course, this comes from a place of F.E.A.R. (for everyone a retort) and lacks any empathy, accountability or restraint of tongue and pen. Carry on Sean.

  81. Jeanie Todd - December 19, 2020 5:10 pm

    Hmmmm. Could be an overreaction to that GA advice . Maybe a little too sensitive . Or maybe you saw a story in all this . And could not resist .
    Whatever it was . Was all interesting to me .

  82. Suzanne Moore - December 20, 2020 4:36 am

    Sean, I Do NOT agree with the reader who wants you to stop posting about COVID. I feel that your comments are always helpful, and that you should keep doing what you do so well. All of us are tired of COVID and would love for it to go away, but if we live in the real world, we need to be aware of its presence and how that presence is impacting our lives. . I will read you every day, whatever your post may be.

  83. Brenda Owens - December 20, 2020 12:55 pm

    Good morning Sean. I’ve been recovering this week from hip replacement surgery that I had on Monday the 14th. I’m allergic to pain medication so not having any after the first day of surgery has been uphill battle to say the least. But each day is better and easier. Your response to the sick of it all author was priceless for me. I laughed so hard it felt wonderful! You’re humor is so healing never ever stop! Thank you thank you for lifting my spirits today and giving me some strength. God bless you and your family!
    Brenda 🤗❤️🎄

  84. Teresa Blankenship - December 20, 2020 2:03 pm

    He barked up the wrong tree. Thank you

  85. Susan - December 21, 2020 4:19 pm

    One of your best, Sean! I needed this today….trying NOT to talk about the proverbial “elephant in the room” makes said elephant even BIGGER!! Thank you again and Merry Christmas…

  86. Kathy - December 21, 2020 11:01 pm

    This was terrific.


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