How curious that WordPress and Facebook use the same prompt: What’s on your mind? OK. I’ve plenty on my mind, frankly. Who doesn’t? I’ll leave politics alone for now; whatever flag we fly, pretty much all of us have political turmoil on our minds.

And now, having started and stopped and stopped and started this post way too often this evening, I’ve opted to ditch it instead. And offer in its place what I consider to be the one original creative thought I’ve had in my life: that no other animal, given our frontal cortex and opposable thumb, could have done any better by the planet and each other than we have.