A deeply moving, strong, important article written by the terrific Jason Kander who is dropping out of his race for Kansas City mayor and whose past shows he has a wonderful future in whatever avenue he takes. He explains that he has PTSD from his time fighting in Afghanistan and for years tried to ignore admitting this, but now it's far more essential that he address it, and get to other things later on. In doing so -- and in such a public way -- he notes that perhaps this can bring an openness and help to others suffering. You can read the truly impressive piece here.
I've written numerous times on this site of my admiration of him, and this only increases that. Though I don't know him personally, I've been friends with his uncle John Kander II ever since summer camp many decades ago (at the oft-mentioned Camp Nebagamon) who has always spoken glowingly of his nephew. It's clear why.
Robert J. Elisberg is a political commentator, screenwriter, novelist, tech writer and also some other things that I just tend to keep forgetting.
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