Mostly harmless (corto) wrote,
Mostly harmless
corto

Thursday, January 4



Hi. :)
Late to bed... early to rise... and while the sun was shining... I was more on the mindless undead side of things. :)

It's another gray "slash" sunshiny day... warm... and it's JANUARY!!!!! Where are we?

wearing
~ starts in work-stuff...
~ ends in jeans. :)
planning
~ work downtown in the morning... printing and talking. :)
~ work from home in the afternoon... filling out more of my "performance appraisal"... oh the joy!
~ tonight? home depot to pick carpeting... dinner at ... dunno... maybe swish chalet. :)
wishing
~ I was on a contract.
~ that harleydog gets her wish for a little winter... ANYTIME SOON OK!!
~ I could see the places myclevername been posting pictures of!! (wow Brazil!)

Birthday moment...
Happy birthday krzy :D I hope you and Kel have a wonderful year ahead and that good health dogs your every step. :)

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Often it is the overheard complaint that we are a society without shame.
Girls (and boys) dress shamelessly.
Families behave shamelessly in public, let alone at home... language, sexuality, violence.
There was a time when "shame" was the big thing.
People just "did not dooooo that" (this or that or whatever) because they would feel shame from the huddled and not-so-huddled masses.
So I wonder... is this good or is this bad.
We can talk about the social "pendulum" swinging this way or that... but I think that's a load.
"The pendulum has swung the other way." is just a cheap way of saying "oh uh...".

I think the less shame we have ...
... THE BETTER.
Women can talk about birth control.
Children can question authority.
Cops are not infallible gods.
Doctors have to be careful.
And I feel no shame in telling my dental surgeon he's off his nut if he thinks I'm gonna shell out $3000 to let him graft bone in my jaw for an implant that no one can see when a bridge would be just fine.

We have lost nothing.
We are only just beginning to understand how to co-exist with one another free from the shackles of social shame and all the silence it breeds.

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Little known something:
Thomas Edison did not invent the incandescent bulb.
He only patented it.
It was invented by a pair of Canadians (Torontonians) who sold the idea for $3000 to Edison.
Pretty groovy.

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*cough*
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