Dear C. Oliver Godby,

As an American, I have read your article with both trepidation & understanding. It’s true that I completely agree with you & feel your hopeless & helpless despair. Here in the US we have a desiccated pumpkin full of wasps for President & a Vice President who only wants to be in charge so he could impose his morality & cram it down our throats. The orange thing is systematically alienating our allies & can’t kiss enough Russian & other dictatorial asses.

What’s a person to do? We’ve written letters, called representatives, marched in protest, but the orange thing is still alive & in charge. It’s easy to give in to cynicism & despair. I know because I have. When stupidity & evil rule, it’s impossible to distinguish between them. I wish I had actual words of comfort to help, but all I can say is that you are not screaming into the void. We, your readers, hear & feel your pain.

I know it’s not enough, but I hope it helps. 😞

Writer and storyteller, immigrant, wife, mom, knitter, collector of jokes, lover of cheap, sweet wine.