I’m doing research for a book proposal, which is going to revolve around the human trafficking of children: forced labor, commercial sexual exploitation. Heavy stuff. I mean, the things that happen to some kids in this world are truly horrific, unspeakable. Still, I have to keep plugging into this thing, and it’s depressing. Makes me angry that adults can be so cruel. That people treat children like objects, tools, bits of flesh on bone. Adults do it to adults all the time, but children…that’s sacred ground. No man’s land. Kids should not have to suffer like that.