Here is my journal which I kept from October 5 to December 21, edited for readability, followed by periodic commentary.
Author: John David Duke Jr
Turning the calendar page is only a reminder that we have little power over a few affairs scattered here and there.
Enduring institutional death is a difficulty of another magnitude and rising again is all but impossible. But some can die healthy deaths.
The fear of my father is transforming, evolving, not less in fear, but growing in it, producing a fruit, of sorts.
To dismantle the primary school system is not desirable, but it is necessary. What we have now is a triumph of the middle of the 20th Century…