First off, congratulations to Joe Biden on his election win. It was a nail biting week to be sure. I don’t think there were many people who expected it to be that close, certainly not after the last four years.
Today, I find myself sitting in my room on this early November day. I have the window open and I am sweating. The area where I am right now has been hit with a warm front. It is currently 16 degrees outside (that’s Celsius, for all you Americans). Not that I am complaining, mind you. It just highlights my current concerns for what we have been doing to the planet.
This week, I plan to cover a subject that is very near and dear to my heart, harm reduction. I had intended to write on another subject this week, but last weekend I helped out with a petition drive. The purpose was to get the federal government to treat the opioid crisis as a public health emergency and to provide a safe supply for those struggling with addiction. I should note that it is not only compassion that drives me to support this. There is another, just as important, reason. Quite simply, it’s because such programs work.
Many of my story ideas stem from real life social issues. Then, I have to figure out a good story to illustrate what I am trying to say. My next book, for instance, involves a serial killer on the loose. The story actually began, however, as an attempt to illustrate the mind of a sociopath. This is because I was getting tired of trying to explain Trump’s behavior to people online.