I’ve made a number of irreparable miscalculations and mistakes. I created a toxic environment for myself: reactively casting aside my dignity, self-esteem, and personal integrity to be heard by the deaf and seen by the blind. I recognized long ago that the ceiling had been tapped; everything since has been masochism. The growing pains have been tremendous and revelatory. Despite the excoriating consequences, I stand by my astute perception, my commitment to excruciating honesty, and attempts at open and civil dialogue.
I did, I tried, I do and I will always do the hard work.