Well said.

To address the question about healing the rift, I think when we reach out to one-another in honesty & sincerity, as you do here, healing is expedited. It's a good thing, too, but it doesn't make you responsible, at least no more than any other human is responsible for healing the rifts that exist between men & women; Black & white folk; Spanish-speaking & English; young & old, etc...

It's hard to ignore some of the dingbats, the naysayers, all around creeps given voice by today's technology, but know there are a lot of us who appreciate your insights & benefit greatly from reading them.

LA born & raised, now I live upstate. I hate snow. I write on healthcare, politics & history. Hobbies are woodworking & singing Xmas carols with nonsense lyrics