Sometimes when I’m feeling down, which has happened a lot lately with all the bad news about the virus and investigations that aren’t going fast enough and my own personal economic crisis, I find it helps to put myself in perspective. I don’t mean that I’m only one of billions of humans on earth; that just makes me feel claustrophobic. I need to get away from people. It helps to look at an even larger picture.

For example: I used to love the “Tilt-a-Whirl” ride at amusement parks — you know, the one that spins you around in small circles while the cars spin around each other, and they…