No that’s not a typo; I’m inventing a new word that means “taking a break to ponder what to do next.”
Three weeks ago the Chicago Cubs won their first World Series in 108 years. It was euphoric. Two weeks ago, Donald Trump won the Presidency of the United States. It wasn’t euphoric . . . at least for me. I went from the heights to the depths. And I suspect many others, regardless of who they voted for, did too.
The news since then hasn’t been better. In fact, because of where I live – all local offices, for instance, found Republicans running unopposed — it’s made me cautious with whom I speak. It’s a new wariness for me, and I don’t like it. Which is why I’m dorping out.
I shall not be posting any more this year, nor shall I allow my posts after this one to be followed on Facebook or Twitter or anyplace else. I do not want to add to the anger that’s “out there.” I don’t want to debate with friends nor do I want to offend them. So I submit we all dorp out and make it a time for reflection as we near the year’s end.
We might want to review the Peace Prayer of St. Francis too.