I’m happy to say there’s some improvement. The depression that weighs me down like a wet blanket has not been in evidence all day today. I’ve been able to read things about the transition of power without having the overwhelming urge to hurl my keyboard into deep space. Rest assured, though, that this does not mean I’m down with this, because I’m not. It is what it is, and I accept it as a factual matter, but I will never like it.
At this point, I’m wondering what I can constructively do moving forward. Sitting here all day every day sharing tidbits of Trump’s awfulness is feeling more and more counterproductive. The point has been made, and it probably isn’t necessary to beat the dead horse into dust. Joining a street protest is impractical for any number of reasons, although admittedly there’s a significant part of me that would love to do so. Upon reflection, it seems to me that one way I can do something positive is by doing what I’m doing now, writing. Nobody knows better than me how saturated the blogosphere is these days, and I know I won’t ever be on par with the likes of John Pavlovitz or Rachel Held Evans. Nonetheless, I do have things to say, and if I can reach even one person, then I’ve accomplished something great. I’m also planning to embark on a study of Dietrich Bon Hoeffer. I think much of what he said and wrote is quite pertinent to this day and time. The important thing is, I wish to be a productive voice, even if only a few might hear me.
I want to say a word or two here about my societal leanings. yes, Virginia, I am a liberal. And I wouldn’t be surprised if that word made at least one person stop reading and leave the window in disgust. You know what? We don’t bite. Liberals are just as human as conservatives, complete with hopes, fears, likes, dislikes, and all the rest. Even now, after subjecting myself to far too many flame wars in Facebook comment threads, I really don’t think there’s as much distance between liberals and conservatives as it seems, if we would just listen to each other and stop running our mouths. So yes, I have a liberal bent. I hope that doesn’t make me toxic for you.
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- What’s Happening Here? - October 15, 2016
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- Report From Sick Bay - February 7, 2016
- Life is What Happens… - February 3, 2016