Thanks for all the offers of milkshakes! Some of you even offered (by email, mostly) to let me beat up on you a little bit if it will make me feel better. And thanks for understanding that I wasn't writing about ordinary conflict or defining self or advocating for important values or "saying what's so." I'll keep trying to learn to do all those things maturely and appropriately and courageously . . . when it counts. In the meantime, I'll try to stay out of brawls and arguments!
A friend called me to point out the incongruity of the last two posts . . . "I'm tired of people and I want to fight with them" juxtaposed with "I have the best friends in the world--in two cities!" There you go--that's my life!