The news continues to feel more like doom and gloom and less like impartial current events. It’s decisive, negative, and demoralizing when I read it. I am fortunate to be able to roughly ignore the constant cycles of dread and destruction, knowing that it won’t effect my family’s day to day lives like so many others. That would mean it would be my responsibility to engage and help those who need it, and frankly I don’t know how. It feels like an impossible task, where to start, how to make an actual impact. All the classic tropes are there. Sooner or later I’ll have to figure out something.