Today was particularly hard, I think, or at least its own special kind of hard, because all I want to think about is politics, but in fact, I had a life to deal with; a daughter who stayed home sick from school and needed care  (nothing serious; just a cold bug), a massive stack of grading (I got through one class; the other one will have to wait ’til Wednesday). Turning off Facebook and its endless stream of political discussion for half the day was hard, but necessary. And coming back to it was both needed and unsettling. Oof.

Can we just put the country on pause while we sort this mess out?

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