I have this vivid memory from the early days of 2020 that won’t subside.

It was January 6, before CES officially began, and I was at the Cosmopolitan hotel looking at Fossil’s new smartwatch offerings. The demo was finished and I was standing on this expansive balcony overlooking the city, a fake Eiffel Tower looming to my right. I was claiming a minute just for me, while inside my coworkers were chatting away contently. It was one of those really nice moments that you have to intercede on your own behalf to remember, to crystallize it so that, whatever happens in the future, you can draw upon it for reinforcement.

I’ve been drawing on it a lot lately, as the world seemingly crumbles around me. I’m safe and healthy and in no immediate danger, and for that I’m incredibly thankful. And I’m also angry. The slow burn of this year, the shelter-in-place of it all, spilled out into the…

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