Before we get to the usual stuff I do here, I just wanted to say a few words about what happened last night. I usually keep politics out of here, because I’m in no way qualified to discuss them. But last night I watch my country vote for anger, fear, and hatred instead of experience and progress. And I’ve never been more ashamed, angry, and scared to be an American. I’m a straight white dude, the type of person who should theoretically be least affected by the outcome of this election, and if I’m this terrified I can’t imagine how other people are feeling. This is just wrong. My wife and I spent the entire night, awake, shaking with fear and trying not to cry for the future of this world. For the first time in my life I no longer think that I’ll die of old age. I truly believe something horrible has happened, and it’s going to be almost impossible to walk back.
The whole reason that I created this website, and the whole reason that I’ve wanted to be a storyteller my entire life is simple. To make people happy. I hope that any time someone stumbles upon my website they at least leave with a grin. A slight brightening to their day. And that’s why I’m going to keep going. I thought about quitting last night. I thought about giving up and just living a depressing life. But I’m not going to. Happiness and joy are going to be in short supply. And if I can do anything to aid that, I will. So I’m going to keep writing, keep trying to enjoy life, and do everything I can to help people, and help this world.
I’ll get back to nonsense now.