Fear and Anxiety

This wasn’t a good day.  It was all talk of walls and hatred.

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I’m not sure I can survive the next four years, the Trump administration might break me.

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Today the Trump administration declared an official war on the media, and really publicly came out with a blatant disregard for facts and honesty.  It took a toll on me, and my afternoon was clouded with fear and anxiety.

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I spent this evening drinking a glass of whisky and flipping through the fantastic book by Michael Christopher Brown, Libyan Sugar.

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In the most succinct way, the book is about the Arab Spring and the fall of Libya.

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Brown’s book reminds me of Ed Grazda’s first book on Afghanistan, or Bill Burke’s books on Vietnam and Cambodia.

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Libyan Sugar is full of bravery and insight, and somehow seemed like the right way for me to spend my night.

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All signs of the Trump administration point towards complete disaster, and I am having a hard time shaking my fear, anger and anxiety, so thus I am not sure I can withstand the next four years.  It’s a broken world we live in, and tonight it just feels like it is breaking into sharper pieces.

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