Smiling bear on a black backgroundIf you need a distraction from today’s politics, here’s a suggestion. Today at noon, registration opens for TBRU 22: Boot Camp, the 22nd annual Texas Bear Round Up, presented by the Dallas Bears. There are some big changes ahead. For one: New venue — the Dallas Hyatt Regency Downtown Hotel, which can hold every registrant under one roof. Another: The dates — instead of March, the event takes place May 18–21, 2017. That might be good or bad news for you, depending on your social calendar.

Anyway, at noon you can sign up here. Furry men in Speedos frolicking by the pool. If that doesn’t cheer you up, I’m out of ideas.