As for the current arc: The last year of the Obama presidency headed in a direction that had modified the direction the story was going to turn. The rise of #45 has jerked the storyline in a different direction, and I need to do some serious recalibration. This one will be easy to flub, and it was always going to be a huge step in a new direction. Honestly, I'm not sure how to navigate it. But, I will.
On a personal note: as you know, the last few years have been one of crumbling, radical acceptance, and rebuilding. The rebuilding is absolutely still underway, aided in part by a diagnosis that has surprised and unnerved me, but set me on my way: At the age of 45, I was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Prior to the DSM V, I'd have been diagnosed with Asperger's, but that's no longer a diagnosis, so it's ASD. When I was in 6th grade, I was diagnosed at school as someone with a learning style that schools were not designed for. In the mid 80's, someone like myself slipped through the diagnoses. But today, it's been identified, and it's required me to see myself differently. But it's also helped me accept some needs.
So that's it: This is where I am. I'm grateful that you're still interested in y humble efforts after all this time. Thank you.