Sherry, as a friend of mine would say, “don’t fool yourself.” I’m not so good at it all. You just don’t see what happens on this side of the Medium transaction. These incidents tear at my heart, my spirit, and if I don’t put some distance between myself and the deluge of media coverage; it’s as if I get stuck in emotional quicksand … for sometimes days. When I reach my limit, I take to my keyboard and pour all of “that” into a piece. You guys just can’t hear me.

The struggle is very real.

The injuries are real.

But so are the gains, be they ever so small. They add up.

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