This year I am taking no interest in politics, but during the last election cycle I acquired one internet nemesis, someone paid to write for a political blog. Although the rivalry was intense, we never crossed the line into incivility. Eventually the campaign grew so ugly I just deleted everything and moved on.
Today, curiosity got the better of me and I checked in at the old poison-pen forum. My old nemesis had attempted suicide, failed, and was now under medical care — blind, but resigned to being alive. It was the sound of the other shoe dropping.