Moving slow but hoping this bowl of cereal gives me a little energy. It’s cold out for this Southerner. It’s not so much that the winter is colder here in DC than it was in Atlanta, or that it lasts slightly longer (which it does), it’s just that the cold here seems to bite a little harder — goes straight to my bones — and be pervasive throughout the day. In the South, it can be bitterly cold in the morning but the sun tends to warm things up as the day goes on. Here it just feels like the sun is less…strong? Dang if that isn’t a metaphor right there…
Anyway, I think I might go out to Arlington National Cemetery today rather than drive out of town. I’ve only been there one other time, and I wasn’t really there. I was waiting for someone to get off work and I think I need to stop doing that, waiting on people instead of just being in the moment. And I like a good cemetery. They are among my favorite places. There’s a letter I need to write and I have a feeling Arlington Cemetery might facilitate the right frame of mind.
Hey Braves fans — not the end of the world, okay? It was a sound business decision that may force some infrastructure improvements on that section of 285 and with public transportation, both of which Atlanta needs in a pretty significant way. What is this tendency to just decide something is stupid without examining all the factors and discussions that went into the decision? Get a grip armchair civil engineers. Also, there’s something to be said for making the most of a decision you have no ability to influence. And punishing the team for the franchise decision by swearing off going to games is weak. I’ll be disappointed in you Atlanta, if you roll that way.
Okay, other stuffs:
When I was younger, I put up with people who thought this way. I listened to their thoughts and spent time trying to give them a counter argument. I dated a guy pretty seriously who loved him some Salon, even though it has always been full of this kind of nonsense. As I get older, I’ve stopped listening to these people and have very little desire to hear them or make a counter argument. As a believer in free speech, I support and defend their right to be this ridiculous, but don’t have the desire to argue with people that I’m reasonably certain can’t express their opinions openly without getting punched in the face. Having a measured opinion and expressing your dissent eloquently is becoming very, very attractive to me.
That is unless you are 98 and a female Nazi hunter. What an absolute hero.
And I think that Doolittle dude should remember that in this country, our troops are trained to fight to keep the peace. That’s not the case elsewhere in the world. And it’s not a subtle distinction. But is a very, very important one.
Also, Doolittle, you should read this and stop being so myopic.
Great. Can’t imagine why he wouldn’t go but whatever. Find your own priorities I guess.
Filed under “not shocking and ripe for regulation”.
A friend just told me about this game. Let’s play!
Wonder if anyone wants to go to this…Duck says it’s a good time.
Thanks for this Caleb. Nice to be reminded that it’s not all about immediate dissatisfaction.