In the news, the military wants to learn about Critical Race Theory, which has triggered Matt Gaetz (I’m using the word in the same way he does, not the way anyone who’s experienced it would).

Before we get into the thick of it; I should point out that I usually write as a form of self-therapy (it’s a trick I learned as a cancer survivor; writing about upsetting stuff — which I’ll get to in a second — helps one process, absorb, analyze, and accept it)(M. McConnell should consider keeping a diary). In this capacity, I’d like to discuss my usual metaphor for the events of the last six months is…