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I’m a lawyer, not a doctor, or a scientist, as the comment critics keep reminding me. For almost two years now I’ve been writing daily posts featuring the Coffee & Covid brand of sarcastic optimism. Never — not in my wildest imagination — did I conceive that I’d still be doing this in 2022.
It all started in 2020 when I recognized that the market for bad news was completely saturated and there was nowhere to find any reliable good or hopeful news about the pandemic. People were starving for something to cling to. Without any idea how big it would ultimately get, I started posting Covid stats and a short news roundup to my Facebook page, every day, and the rest is history.
If it wouldn’t breach their privacy, I’d share the dozens messages I’ve received from people who were suicidal, but someone sent them a link to C&C and it gave them hope to continue. I am not making that up. More than anything, those messages have kept me working when things were at their craziest and I just wanted a few days off. Even more have said that C&C helped turn a friend or relative around. Here’s just the most recent example:
Meanwhile — while spending 2-3 hours a day on C&C — I litigated the only case where an appellate court found that mandatory masking was presumptively unconstitutional. Then I sued the local municipality over its early vaccine mandate and won the first broad injunction against a mandate. I removed a woke school board member who was openly defying the residence requirement, and beat the county school board back after it defied the state’s school mask ban.
The C&C phenomenon is making a difference. I just spoke to an attorney who has been in the international news this month for winning a huge pro-freedom case that you would instantly recognize if I named the case. She told me that she’d been inspired by reading Coffee & Covid and found my mask case through it; she used some strategies from the mask case to help win hers.
I have also helped draft Florida’s legislation about masks and vaccines, and — through Coffee & Covid — organized a calling army that helped get the special legislative session called when everyone had said it was impossible. And we’re growing our team and working on a lot more good stuff that you’ll be hearing about soon. My law practice has been 50% reconfigured at this point, and looks nothing like what it did two years ago.
C&C was free for a year and a half, but I couldn’t have gotten here without the help of lots of generous readers who could afford to give financially. Every dollar you give C&C provides time, time I can focus on liberty issues without worrying about the billable hour. Time I can help people who can’t afford to pay for a strong litigating attorney. Time to improve the content and change more hearts and minds. There’s no way to estimate the ripple effect of converting just one more person over to sanity and reason through gentle, optimistic, humorous persuasion using facts. If you can’t put any time into the effort, maybe you can help — along with many others — by putting a couple bucks a day in. A cup of coffee’s worth.
Here’re several ways that you can help:
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1) Get Coffee & Covid emailed directly to your inbox by clicking the subscription link below — there’s a completely free version.
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2) Subscribe, if you can afford it. This is maybe the best possible way to help; having a steady subscription base lets me do more medium-term planning.
3) You can multiply your subscription help by giving a gift subscription to someone who could use some snarky optimism from C&C.
3) Coffee & Covid grows by referrals. I’ve never advertised or promoted the stack. Can you think of anyone that might benefit from C&C?
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