DESPAIR IS NOT A STRATEGY
“My ten year-old daughter, Annie Sky’s black cat, Edgar Allen Poe, died on the same day that Donald Trump was elected president of the United States. Poe,died from kidney failure, the result of eating poison left in the yard of her father’s next-door neighbor who was apparently trying to kill some critter. Maybe a possum. My ex-husband found Poe paralyzed in his backyard and rushed him to the emergency vet, as my daughter and I snuggled on our couch, watching the early-evening election coverage on my MacBook Pro.
Much like the election results, this story is bizarre but true. That night, I was drinking an IPA, relishing the hoppy beverage after a day of teaching. At the time, I hadn’t considered either the possibility that Poe might die, even less that Trump might win…” – Mallory McDuff belives that despair is not a strategy, and she’ll be glad to tell you why, in the second issue of The Porch, available to subscribers here; and if you’d like to subscribe, it’s easy: just click here for more information.