Discussion Thread: How Are You?

I am as anxious about the state of the nation, and the world, as I have ever been since the day after the 2016 election, which is to say extremely fucking anxious. The escalating Constitutional crisis is starting to keep me up at night.

I continue to loathe the entire Trump Regime and every member of the Republican Party and their deplorable base with the fiery power of ten thousand suns.

I am feeling an increasing amount of stress and trepidation about the Democratic primary. Not just about what the outcome will be, and how damaged the victor will emerge for what will be a rough general election, but about the resources it will take to process the personal abuse I am obliged to navigate simply by virtue of covering candidates with very aggressive supporters. I am scared by the escalating extremism I'm seeing on the left.

I am pleased that, among the ginormous field of Democratic candidates, there are a few for whom I want to cast an enthusiastically affirmative vote, not just a vote against the rest.

I am so happy it's springtime. I am deeply appreciative for some nice weather lately, cool enough that I have been able to spend some time outdoors, planting some green things and seeds that will probably die because I am the worst at gardening, but I still love to try.

I had a lovely, long conversation with one of my besties ("It's a tier!") last night, which filled my lungs with air.

I am grateful for my lovely husband, for our home, for my friends, for all the times they make me laugh, and for Dudley and Zelda.

I am also, as always, glad for this community. Anyone who wants to join me in another enormous virtual group hug is welcome.

How are you?

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