Brief Encounter 9.1. Breaking the tradition of starting the year (or trying to…) on a cheery note, I hereby present you with the First Rant of 2023! Ta da! It”s a nice, all-purpose generic rant. A sort of DIY Rant-O-Meter. Have fun. Love and anchovy salad. The sneaky quotation is from Eric Fromm’s On Disobedience. (Highly recommended reading.)