I’ve Had a Few (Too Many): “Regret is not dangerous or abnormal. It is healthy and universal, an integral part of being human. Equally important, regret is valuable. It clarifies. It instructs. Done right, it needn’t drag us down; it can lift us up.” Daniel Pink with an adapted piece from his new (excellent) book: ‘No Regrets’ Is No Way to Live.

+ Crime and Nonpunishment: Over the weekend, Donald Trump re-hit the rally circuit where he said Mike Pence should have overturned the election, called for protests in DC, NYC, Atlanta, and other cities if he’s prosecuted for crimes, and offered potential pardons for Jan 6 insurrectionists. Put it all together and he’s basically calling for more violence. Don’t take my word for it. Georgia DA investigating Trump asks FBI for security help.

+ In the Shadows: “Purity, Lucy, and their peers have been hit by a shadow epidemic ripping through developing countries—pushing girls out of school, decreasing their earning potential, putting them at greater risk of violence, and potentially shortening their lives and those of their children.” Jill Filipovic with an interesting piece in Bloomberg: The Lost Girls of Covid.

+ Downing Cheat: “Johnson can ignore opposition criticism, because the Conservatives have a large majority in Parliament. His fate rests on how Conservative lawmakers respond to his apology.” Boris Johnson says sorry after report slams lockdown parties.

+ OCD Day: Nice guys finish last. I guess that’s why Rafa Nadal has won the last point of 21 majors. And yes, ok, the the Rams beat my 49ers and will meet the Bengals in the Super Bowl. I’ve already recovered. The key to sports fandom is to be able to quickly shift focus from the miserable end to your team’s season back to the misery of your day to day life.