We have a noder that has checked out and left the site for a while, leaving Iron Noder.

I am going to miss him, but if he is being harassed, I agree that he should not put up with it.

I do feel like everything2 has been getting darker over the last year and people are meaner and more irritable. Maybe my writing is nastier or gloomier and I have more consistent serial downvoters. It's nastier in meatspace, too. My clinic has felt like a circle of hell pretty much since I got back from my August vacation. A patient died of ovarian cancer three days ago, a little younger than me. That's normal, but my patients are grumpy and I am grumpy and unhappy. On Friday I had to call my malpractice. I call them about once every three years, with a question about a patient situation. This time I called about three patients. I have never had to call about three at once. And two were serious, going off the rails, do I call the police for this person's safety? The answer was yes for one of them. I didn't want to but I had to. And even though it is the right thing to do, I think it will just make the person hate me more.

I think that having meanness in the White House, disrespect on Twitter, open lies with a mocking smile, is affecting everyone.

Don't let it. I want our noder who left back and I don't want us to let the Mean Liar Twit in the White House destroy what is left of the site.

Martin Luther King jr said, "“He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love.” and “I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality."

Sending love.

Iron Noder: Tokyo Drift 11
Rainshadow Chorale's concert went brilliantly yesterday and we get to do it again today. Joy and a candle in the dark.