This is gonna be lame
but I gotta write something or I risk suffocating among my negative feelings.
I apologize for not answering any comments in the last couple of days. I will get on it. I will answer private messages, too.
I got stuff about Richard Armitage; I will write that, too.
Not that I’m doing nothing; I had a lunch out with my mother’s cousins that would be worth a blog post; I pitched a bunch of stuff (that I hope dad will never even notice is gone); I had another job interview; I went to another jobseekers’ event; I did a bunch of laundry; I had a conversation with an academic advisor at a law school; I went to a basketball game; I spent a morning coaching a student through a grad school application.
And still, I’m glued to the news. A FB friend said to me today, you should run a regular newsfeed, your FB updates are so relevant.
I think I’ve realized now that I cannot follow everything that’s happening even though I’d like to. In order to lead a manageable life (and last for four years) I’ve got to focus on one thing. In general that would fit better with my personality anyway; I don’t have the emotional makeup to be a real activist (too much thinking, too much emotion). I’ve got it down to three things that I’d consider focusing on as a sole priority: (a) press freedoms; (b) minority rights / protections; and (c) refugees / immigration. Women’s issues are out because the movement is way too fragmented at the moment. Gun violence is out because I can’t live in this house and think about that all the time. And I’m torn because I actually think the issue that beats all the others at the moment for long-term significance is the environment; it is also a point at which a great deal more agreement is already in place than any of the others.
However. Why get us into a pissing match with México? What. is. the. point????
So, yeah, since I can’t emigrate, it might be immigration.
Anyway, that was incoherent. I have to keep writing. Hopefully I’ll get back to normal soon. I appreciate your good thoughts.