"I want to tell you about my experience reading the books Crushing by Kelly Kay, This Close to Okay by Leesa Cross-Smith and dawg towne by Alice Kaltman.
"I do, and I will, there's just a lot going on.
"Yes, there is hope that COVID may yet run its course with vaccines now widely available. The new administration is talking about climate change. There is justice for George Floyd.
"Yet, there are still a lot of people who don't want to take the vaccine. There is a long way to go in the battle against global warming. Justice for George Floyd is merely the first step.
"Plus, there is always another Blake Bailey lurking in plain sight to remind us just how fucked things can be and how willing so many are to enable such behavior.
"Maybe then it's not a surprise that I've been thinking about escape and how one might accomplish this.
"Alcohol and edibles are decent options, for some, not all, but have been for me. Journaling has been great, as has writing and running. Watching movies, not big, blockbuster movies either, such as Godzilla vs. Kong, all of which are technically built for escape, but smaller, eclectic, shambling movies like Sound of Metal, which are about the actual world, rituals, the creative process, and the challenges contained therein.
"There’s all of that and there’s also love."