Just re-read TAPT'S Mission Statement. And glad I did. It encourages me, literally gives me courage, to continue, to go on, to fight the bastards, to throw ice water on my tired face, and to do the only thing I find really worth doing in this short dream of a life- Tell the truth to the best of my ability regardless of the consequences, the family I lose, the friends I lose, the enemies I make. All I really need to do is remember my former students- in places like Passaic High School, Brookdale Community College, Neptune Adult School, and Class Academy (formerly in Long Branch), and especially my Home Instruction students in Passaic and Lyndhurst- to refocus, remember, renew my own strength and conviction, and to remember why I started The American Poetry Theater in the first place. So, for you who are reading this entry, please do go to our Mission Statement right now and join us in any way you can in our fight against fear and ignorance, our own and others.