When I was a kid, if something went sideways, I'd call for a do-over.
Belly-flop instead of a dive? Do-over!
Burnt cookies? Do-over!
Swing and a miss? Do-over!
Well, 2020, guess what I'm calling?
And let's do-over right--with peace and justice for all, with health and economic security for everyone, and with expressions like "social distancing" banished from the lexicon.
And as long as we're in do-over mode, let's open the beaches and pools, drink a cool glass of lemonade on a front porch swing, and enjoy summer.
Stay safe. Stay healthy. Stay hopeful.
Julie Mulhern is the USA Today bestselling author of The Country Club Murders and the Poppy Fields Adventures.
She is a Kansas City native who grew up on a steady diet of Agatha Christie. She spends her spare time whipping up gourmet meals for her family, working out at the gym and finding new ways to keep her house spotlessly clean--and she's got an active imagination. Truth is--she's an expert at calling for take-out, she grumbles about walking the dog and the dust bunnies under the bed have grown into dust lions.
Her latest book, Killer Queen, releases June 30th.