It's important to be kind...but don't be a doormat.
I disagree that we at odds that can never be overcome, I point to the fact that we both read Georgia Dunn’s Swan Eaters which is telling a spellbinding story that is a must read every week. If you also read her strip Breaking Cat News, then I don’t think there is chasm too large between us. I think the stories people enjoy tell a lot about them.
If you don’t read Breaking Cat News, I highly recommend you do…it is a delight.
I hope parents are doing a better job raising their kids than Trump’s parents did.
I am not shocked. Trump said he was going to do this for several years…repeatedly. I have no idea why some people didn’t believe him. I always thought it was one of the few true things he said.
Thank you. I’m trying to keep perspective. I am at an age in the middle of young and old I think. I remember what it was like to be young and have the older generation judge me on outdated criteria. And I look at the younger generation and catch myself occasionally judging them as flawed on criteria that is based on my own personal biases developed over time. I assume I will lose this blended viewpoint soon and start judging them in earnest. If I was in a house, I’m sure I would be yelling at kids to stay off my lawn within the next few years.
Every older generation has said similar things about the younger generation for as long as there have been human society and somehow the world continues on. “Younger people are lazy.” “They make poor choices.” “They don’t know how to do things like when we were young.” “Young people make stupid fashion and entertainment choices.” It’s a common theme in literature and social commentary throughout cultures around the world for millennia.
I think it’s partly an ego thing. A lot of people like to think the world will collapse without them or their wisdom being in charge. Especially when they get old enough to actually contemplate their mortality. Also, people tend to “remember” themselves younger as the same personality they have now, just with a more youthful body. Nothing could be further from the truth. So don’t worry. No disaster is coming because of young people being snowflakes. Unless you consider them not living their lives the way you want is a disaster.
The right to lie and deceive have never been more passionately defended than in 2020.
Talking in your sleep sucks. You say things you wouldn’t say normally. My sophomore year college roommate said he knew I was gay from something I said in my sleep before I came out to him. He didn’t tell me about it before I came out because he didn’t want to out me if I wasn’t ready. Which was nice of him, but ever since then I am paranoid about what I might say when I sleep with someone else in earshot. Especially paranoid that I maybe haven’t been told about something I said. I went on a camping trip in the mountains where I shared a cabin with a bunch of guys and I was nervous about falling asleep.
Right now they just have the one wagon Morbis left. But, the kids had their own separate wagon prior to this…didn’t they? I admit who’s wagon is whose has always confused me a bit. And how many wagons they have exactly. And the wagons seem to be MUCH MUCH larger on the inside than the outside. I always assumed Olwen cast some kind of TARDIS spell. But it isn’t an important detail I suppose.
My boyfriend has this picture of us at the beach on his home office desk. I cringe every time I see it. He keeps saying I look good in it. I disagree. He looks good in that picture. I think I look like a misshapen troll without his shirt on.
Salem’s clothes are stored in Olwen’s wagon? Regardless, very sweet moment.