I'm feeling a bit better today, and yesterday was better than the day before. There have been a lot of kind words and encouragement, mostly from people I don't know in person. For the sake of continuity, I should probably explain what happened and why there has been so much drama. Drama used to be a major problem for me, but in the past few years I've managed to short circuit some of my more destructive thought processes. But last week was a bad week for a fellow like me.
Thank you for the comments and emails. And try not to be anonymous on my blog. Come right out and tell me I suck if you think I suck.