On Books & Life ~ Part Three (A Conclusion)

The book combination noted throughout this 3-part entry could probably be used as Exhibit #1 in a competency hearing re: schizophrenia.  The shiny bow on this package is “Arguably Essays By Christopher Hitchens.”  At least 2/3 could have been written in another language, full of history & esoteric literary references.  Let me say it first, I’m not a deep thinker.  I glance.  I peruse.  I skip to the last chapter. But the essays on VietNam, Agent Orange, North Korea & the Kennedys left my mouth an open invitation to flies.  There are books and then there are BOOKS.  There are authors and then there are THINKERS and DOERS.…

On Books & Life ~ Part Two

Nothing about parenting children prepares us for parenting adults. I did not want to accept that I’m no longer even a consultant unless my son asks for my opinion.  He’s an adult male, more successful & responsible than I’ve ever been.  It’s his life, not mine. Yes, I considered discussing this with him; however, he views my cautionary remarks as something an old female hunchback would say to preface a hex.  “Be safe“ translates as: “You’re a moron so be extra careful.” Or in this instance: “To avoid destruction via your penis, here are pointers on how I handle mine.“ It’s not as if I’ve never instructed him…