Something different this week on Christmas Day and the final Weekly Dump of 2020. A historic year that most of us would like to forget. We’ll see you next year with more of the usual vibrantly honest snark. Be well.
The Week Before Christmas in Santa Cruz in Pictures
I spent this week taking pictures around town to show the week before Christmas in Santa Cruz.
Downtown Christmas lights. Center Street.
Laurel Park sidewalk.
Street vendor by the Vets Hall. Front Street.
Dogs and a goat. Across from McDonalds on Ocean Street.
Christmas ornament in dirty baggie. Downtown alley.
No happy endings today. Center Street. Downtown Santa Cruz.
Pour one out for the Poet and the Patriot.
The Metro Mart is open. With restrictions.
Window dressing. Pacific Avenue.
A flood of problems. Pacific Avenue.
The Secret Garden. MAH. Abbott Square.
Nobel Street. West Santa Cruz.
Delaware Avenue. West Santa Cruz.
Snowflakes in Santa Cruz?
Yearly Thanks and Praise
It’s that time of the year. Next time you see me, it will be 2021 (unless of course you happen to actually see me before then). 2020 was a complete shit show dumpster fire of a year, but there are some things to be thankful for.
First of all, thank you for reading this. Thanks to all the thousands of people who have subscribed to getting the Weekly Dump delivered each week. Thanks for the support. Thanks to all the front line health care workers who put their lives on the line daily trying to keep us safe in the middle of an unprecedented pandemic. Thanks to all the local teachers who have sacrificed and committed to educating our kids safely, and thanks to all the local parents who have also sacrificed greatly for the safety of their kids. Thanks to everyone who unselfishly wears a mask in public, whether you believe in science or not.
Thanks to everyone who volunteered and donated and helped those less fortunate in the fires that decimated some of our local communities. Thanks to the local heroes that took down a killer and saved lives. Thanks to Ron, the hardest working man in Santa Cruz. Thanks to the Santa Cruz Rangers. Look what’s happened to San Lorenzo park since they got run over by Andy Mills and the POA bus. Gone but not forgotten, and missed. Thanks to Manu for finally giving us a sensible alternative to the incumbent in the 3rd District of Santa Cruz. Thanks to Brent for making a difference to the local homeless, and also because me thanking him here will make his critics heads collectively explode. Keep swimming against the tide of idiot compassion dude. The larger community supports you. Thanks to David and everyone working on that lawsuit to shut down the clown show volunteer needle distribution. Thanks to Sonja and Shebreh for stepping up for the community, and to Martine for continuing to step up. Thanks to Paige and Damon for their support and all they do in the community. And thanks to my friends, neighbors, family and boo. Here’s to turning a corner in 2021. As George Michael once said, you gotta have faith.
And with that I leave you with a little beso.
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