My latest pop-culture column at A Deeper Story posted on Monday, about the TV series Longmire, a Lumineers concert, and something the singer/songwriter Josh Ritter does at his shows. In it, I admit that, sometimes, I just need to back away and shut up.
There have been times when I relished this back-and-forth exchange of ideas. I got involved. I spouted my opinion. I took sides and linked up and stepped into the sound and fury.
But more than ever, when it feels like too many things are happening, I find myself just wanting to step away, to do myself a favor.