As I kind of expected, writing on this weblog again has been fruitful. I was heavily discouraged from commentary for so long at my old “only 2 raids by the FBI this century” job and self-censored myself for long after that; I’ve enjoyed writing for much of my life, but I didn’t realize how much it helped my mental and creative state, even if it’s just journaling. My retreat from social media remains an excellent decision. I was wasting my communicative energy posting and interacting in those rotten walled gardens. The internet can really screw with your mental topography.
I’ve even been writing poems again; I’m hoping to ride this wave as long as I can.