OK, I'm now officially on day 3 of a self imposed news and politics fast. I decided (my post before this certainly helped provide evidence) that I was taking things largely beyond my control far too seriously and needed to stop and remember that, for the moment at least, life is pretty darn good for me. I've got a job I like that pays the bills, my health, free time, a wonderful wife, a loving if somewhat neurotic family, three adorable pets and, for the most part, peace that comes from knowing my actions generally match my convictions. Could use work, but that's the point of growing.
I've been listening to music in the car and reading sci-fi, books on programming and just generally not worrying much. It feels good, I may have to do this more often.
I'll leave you with a picture that says a thousand words, though I'm not entirely sure which ones: