(or, Insurrection 2.0)

Last September, I published a piece in this blog called “Summer’s End,” in which I lamented the end of that season — weird though it was in 2020 — and expressed my anxiety and dread about what loomed ahead: the election, the resumption of remote schooling and all its difficulties, the looming descent of a (second) dark, cold COVID winter with its isolation, claustrophobia, a potential lockdown, and all the…