I am about halfway through my 30-day politics-free zone and it’s marvelous. It’s probably more accurate to call it a 95 percent politics-free zone since I do have to keep up with what’s going on in order to write and function as a citizen. But I’ve cut out hours of analysis on the cable networks and that has been liberating.

Truly, I have no control over what’s happening. But I do have control over how I spend my time and how I live my life.

Good to remind myself of that now and then.