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Needless to say, I've been as depressed and anguished and frightened and outraged as everyone else over the past week. Doing normal stuff has helped -- writing, spending time with family over the Labor Day holiday, working, etc. There was a period last week where I got sucked into a cable news / talk radio / blogosphere vortex of misery and recriminations which the weekend gladly broke.
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