Two people asked me "how are things?" this morning just a few seconds apart. My answer is, "I need a job, my sister has two months (maybe three), and we're about to re-elect a cold-hearted control freak because progressive forces in this country have run out of steam. But all three of my current book projects are moving forward, I woke up beside my wife and daughter this morning, and we get to have elections as often as we want." As Facebook says, "It's complicated."