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Man…I had a busy day today. Or, at least it FELT busy compared to what my days have been like recently: on the shelf, sick.

I worked today. Legitimately worked. No writing, but that’s coming. I had work to do, and I did that shit. Like a boss. Made some of that green.

I wrote my two short reviews of movies 3 and 4 for 2018 that I watched a couple days ago. Both of them were good! So, far, on the year, I’m batting 2 for 4 with movies being “recommend-able” thus far. That’s not too bad at all šŸ™‚

I do have to confess that I am wiped the fuck out, and not just from being sick and working. I spent a decent amount of time today talking to various people on Facebook about a news story that I’d posted about a woman being asked by the president where she was from, no REALLY where was she from…and how that kind of question is racist.

I can’t say that all of the discussion was productive or pleasant, unfortunately…but it was those things for the most part. Even so, it is truly exhausting to have those conversations. It is draining to debate and debate with another person, particularly when the subject is a rather impassioned one. Takes a lot out of me. But, I’m glad I participated, and I’m grateful to everyone else who did.

In closing tonight, I’ll reiterate something I posted on my facebook wall that was tangentially related to the article I’d shared and the ensuing conversation:

Don’t ever tell some one to “stop being so sensitive.” Please. If anyone ever told you that, dear reader, as a child or as an adult, they were wrong.

We cannot control what we feel, and denying ourselves the emotions we feel is incredibly destructive and unhealthy. We must be responsible for our actions, yes, and we cannot let our emotions dictate them…but we must allow ourselves to feel however we feel. They are not something to be ashamed of.

I’m getting into bed on time tonight. This is good. See you crazy kids on the flip.