Honesty — the most subversive choice.
This is an outstanding write, Mike Grossman. Brava, for being authentic to yourself, and in the process being powerfully “authentic” — and I don’t mean that in the bullshit sense, other than ironically.
I nodded as I read — oh, how I identify with your struggle, my friend. The daily battle, the willingness to speak the truth no matter how unpleasant, continues. You have my respect and readership.