All I can say is I am getting myself stronger. The worst is yet to come. I continue to try and keep myself from slipping into negative mode with gossip, mockery and 'othering' - but it is constant vigilance. I still feel it is of upmost importance to stand up against tyranny, violence and hate. I am still opposed to war, the military and the increasing police violations against civil rights. When I fail in my effort to show respect for those around me, I feel I am going in circles.