Thursday, May 24, 2018

Changing the Subject

I've always thought that I was a pretty witty guy ... able to elicit a guffaw, or at least a grin, on a variety of subjects by poking fun at established ideas and conventions.

Lately, however, my blog and Facebook posts seem to get more  reactions than  ones. I've thought long and hard about this, and I'm beginning to suspect that maybe ... just maybe ... it's related to the fact that I'm usually writing about cancer and death.

So let’s change the subject. We can write about cheerier stuff and dispense with the whole cancer/death thing.


Baseball season is ramping up. That's interesting. If you like baseball.

In 1961, FCC Chairman Newton Minow described television as "a vast wasteland." Clearly he had not imagined the Internet and social media like Facebook, which put television to shame in the wasteland department. These social media are now like a ... a ... a terminal disease afflicting society.

In general, the world’s been going to hell (prompting me to purchase stock in handbaskets.) The environment is crumbling. Our infrastructure is tumbling. And public officials are just plain fumbling.

Then, of course, there was the election and reign of Donald Trump, a veritable pox on democracy. Nothing remotely like disease here. More like plague.

So I invite you to smile and laugh at this material. It may be my last chance.

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