Hi! It’s been a minute.
Have you missed our saucy takes? Of course you have! So have we. This blog has been in our thoughts, if not at our fingertips, during the grueling months of 2020 when we were absent.
In short: no, How’s Your Morale? is not abandoned.
But our morale, on the other hand, has been pretty low. A break seemed in order. You don’t need us to tell you what a year 2020 was, or even that 2021 is shaping up to be pretty damn similar so far.
Somehow, in the midst of a raging pandemic, a botched response, the closure of many businesses, waves of unemployment, a dysfunctional social safety net on every level, police brutality in response to protests against police brutality, a brain-clawing election, and subsequent insurrection attempt. . . (are we missing anything?) trying to have a take was the last thing on our minds.
We would love to say that this was a decision based on noble principle, that as two straight white cis dudes we felt now was the time to step back and listen. And that’s definitely a factor. But honestly, like you, we’re tired. Of all the things, for all the reasons, in all the ways. We didn’t have much to say, and working for free somehow became harder with all the “free time” we’ve had.
But we’re coming back. You will start to see more posts here from time to time. Not because everything is better now or because we aren’t still tired, but because writing is what we do. It makes us feel less helpless.
Plus, we frequently crack ourselves up. And this is entirely about self-gratification.
Stay safe. We love you.
–Graham and Pete