Went to D.C. for vacation as a tourist, which was interesting; stayed with friends who were absolutely lovely & hospitable.
Re-read a favorite SF GLBT novel called A Paradigm of Earth, by Candas Jane Dorsey, a Canadian whose writing is as good as Margaret Atwood's and less depressing, though still dystopic. To me, it's about grief--feeling a sense of "otherness," living with it, coming back to life slowly, connecting with others, the slow renewal of hope.
Lots of grief lately--the Michigan Supreme Court's decision that no partner benefits may be offered by public institutions, A's recent illnesses. I feel "other" & depressed, tired, uncertain.