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Which Week?

Hell Week?

Or Holy Week?

They're predicting the next two weeks will be the worse for the United States. NYC peaks this week; the rest of the nation next week.

I'm predicting the next six days will be Holy Week, albeit of the oddest sort ever.

Just try to do your best. Grace still flows strong this week, and liturgies will still be said. You always have to do the bulk of your spiritual lifting yourself anyway. For now, you're partly robbed of the Church's assistance, but it has always been your responsibility to work IT out, to borrow from Kierkegaard and Philippians, in fear and trembling.

This week, there'll just be a bit more of both.

Especially if you're in Detroit, where they're taking down basketball rims from the public courts because of repeated violations of the shelter-in-place order. It appears to be a problem in many places, which is prompting the removal of rims all over the place.

It's too bad. People could still play H-O-R-S-E, if each player used his own ball.

Even the NBA is preparing to televise H-O-R-S-E. I guess Chinese marketing attempts are delaying it, where H-O-R-S-E would be translated as "hamburger" by the general population, causing a lot of confusion.

It might be just as well. I'm not sure the American public has the attention span to watch a long, slow-paced game like H-O-R-S-E. I suspect it's one reason baseball attendance continues to decline, but I could be wrong (there are lots of other reasons that are probably more likely).

Maybe the NBA could play games of B-A-T.