No, this is not a microscopic view of the coronavirus. But is a photo of cactus at the Missouri Botanical Garden, photographed pre-pandemic. Our politics are prickly and has invaded all the places in our lives where it should not matter. I am distressed when we have massive unemployment claims, incredible amounts of money going who knows where, and a global virus that has killed hundreds of thousands which has no cure or vaccine, that we are divided by the poison of partisanship. Add racism and fear of all kinds to the brew. What a summer we are going to have!