It was pointed out to me today that when finding one’s self beset on all sides by hostility, it might be worth taking a quick step back and examining if I’m the one being hostile. That sounds about right. I’m certainly no stranger to suddenly discovering I’ve been lashing out without realizing it. Well-toned emotional management has never been one of my strong features. But pausing and reflecting, I think, when I find myself out of bounds, is. So. Time to pause for thought.