It is painful for me to admit, but I lost heart. Totally lost heart. It wasn’t so much that I knew the incoming administration would be bad (and the reality has been worse than the anticipation), but rather that the country had been duped and worse, was OK with being duped.
Watching the entire country make a disastrous decision based on bad information is a really hard thing for a teacher of critical thinking to live through. Even worse was that many of my actual students were in agreement with the country’s decision. It continues to amaze me how many of my students, both male and female, are Trumpian in outlook. It saddens me deeply.
I lost heart so much that I just couldn’t write. Words seemed hollow and useless. I thought lots of words, but none of them seemed useful to actually put on “paper.”
This is a halting restart of my writing…more to follow.
Encouragement most welcome.