It’s 2020. My boy graduates in 2020. Starts college somewhere in 2020. When I started this blog, I couldn’t imagine any of that. I just wanted to capture a few observations about his childhood. Until today, I wondered why I got off course and started commenting on cool art. I think I figured it out. As the boys were trying everything they were interested in from sports, to Wii, to music, to silly moments with friends; it created a safe space for my wife and I to do the same.
A young college student was sexually assaulted and strangled by a man on probation. She was then left in the back of her family’s KIA. And Trump sends out a tweet of his head photoshopped on Rockys airbrushed body. He’s the President of the United States?
Is it foolish to wonder if we will ever have a President who could console or reassure that girls family? Or must we settle fr tweets and photoshopped images as Vets freeze in cardboard boxes, and kids are gunned down in the streets? We are better than this- aren’t we?
It’s Sunday night, and I’m in a crowded grocery store parking lot…on a Sunday night?
The aisles are narrow. Carts with angry scowls attached to them line up behind us as soon as we roll past the sliding glass doors. No time to stop. There’s no room. Thank goodness, the carts don’t have horns. Can you believe she’s rolling and talking on the phone? She’s going to hurt someone in frozen foods.
For a moment, I’m distracted by the Christmas cookies from Matt’s: holiday coffee creamers; and boxes of holiday wrapping paper. Already?! I grumbled to the cashier about it being too soon to think about Xmas . She tilted her head to the right, stared at me and said, ” this ain’t nothing- they start Halloween in July.”
Trump is so predictable that a little voice in my head says”roll tape” whenever he speaks. So today, he was asked if he would be “personally insulted” if Xi of China didn’t show up for their meeting.
Trumps response: “No I’m never insulted. I’ve learned not to be insulted.”
Me: How exactly did he learn the art of not being insulted? Self help?
Roll tape of trump ranting about being insulted!
It’s an endless loop.
Do you take the green line?”
” yeah, why?”
“It derailed and will be delayed for 6 hours.”
I quickly looked up the news story. As I saw video of adults being taken down a ladder. My first thought was “no way would I want to be seen on tv taking a cherry picker, ladder, or getting help off of a tilted train car. ….Instead I saw this as my excuse to try a Divy bike.