Craig, there are a series of your points that I want to connect together, in an effort to bridge both what you, I, and Talia have in common, and what seems off, outdated, or otherwise unhelpful. But it’s nearly 1AM as I write, so it’ll have to wait. I’ll be back though.
Meanwhile, thanks for a compassionate and largely empathic piece.
Right. A day later, and I’ve written a tract. It’s a new post, labelled Part II.