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Well, the headache's gone, but I only managed to sleep about two hours last night. I was awake at 4:30 and that was that. I'm trying to get a little work – this entry, correspondence, etc. – done before the inevitable crash this afternoon. I spent two days doing hardly anything but following the election on Twitter, and the headache and attendant sickness was the result. So, I'm going to try to limit my time on Twitter and Facebook until next Wednesday. But it's hard to look away when you're watching your country flirt with suicide, aided by Russia and Wikileaks. I'm more afraid than I've been since 9/11, and I might be more afraid than I was on that awful day. Everything we are is in danger.

Yeah, that's where things stand.

It's sunny today and warm.

And I need to be writing, more than anything. I had six extremely productive weeks, in September and the first half of October. But then I had to stop for proofreading and the trip to Manhattan, and then the election crises hit me full force, and I've been unable to get back in the swing of things. Impending apocalypse, I've discovered, is goddamn distracting.

I promised a few photos from Halloween, and here they are:


Later Taters,
Aunt Beast


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Nov. 2nd, 2016 03:35 pm (UTC)
The fact that Trump is considered a legitimate candidate by so many people in the country just gets more and more horribly depressing.

Those are really nice photos.
Nov. 2nd, 2016 06:31 pm (UTC)
Yeah, interesting times indeed. I've lived through so many pronouncements of impending doom that I've come to believe that doom is very unlikely. Perhaps I'm like the boiling frog though.

Side note: It's depressing and sadly predictable how often the boiling frog hypothesis has been tested.

Another side note: I've tested the new "like" feature on your post. Hopefully it will be some encouragement for you if people use it. I expect there are a few people around like me, who hold back on posting to avoid being annoying or seeming stalky. The heart needs to be labelled though. Not everyone will recognise it from Twitter.
Nov. 2nd, 2016 06:34 pm (UTC)
Thank you for yawning Selwyn. Also, the ghoul-lady on the porch is quite fetching.

I hope further headaches stay far away, and that you're able to pick up writing momentum again.

Edited at 2016-11-02 06:34 pm (UTC)
Nov. 2nd, 2016 09:04 pm (UTC)
Everything we are is in danger.

It's amazing how much more tense I am about this election than about the prospect of a near-miss asteroid fly-by. I just want this one to be a near miss, too. We are too close already.

Those are good Halloween pictures.
Kiki Lang
Nov. 2nd, 2016 09:25 pm (UTC)
if you're thinking you might, you're think right.
I don't pay attention to the election news anymore. Things are worse than you think. I'll vote, and hope.
Nov. 2nd, 2016 10:09 pm (UTC)
That's a mighty fine jack-o'-lantern. Hope you get some writing, and more importantly, some mental and emotional peace today.
William Calhoun
Nov. 6th, 2016 01:17 am (UTC)
Halloween photos
Perfect for the season. Thank you.
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