Between my posts on Huffington Post and Salon this past week, I’ve found myself the target of a number of ignorant and hateful comments and messages.

When I posted to my social media profiles that I was feeling warn down and in need of distraction, the response from my local friends was less than warm (it actually wasn’t a response at all, just silence).

I appreciate that my friend Dee wanted to get lunch yesterday, but I was somewhat surprised to see the overall support lacking.

I’m tired. I’m depressed.