How'd you sleep last night? Are you nervous at all? Uncertain about the future? If I were something like the N.Y. Times, I'd tell you five things you could do to relieve stress posted somewhere under the Big Stories that upset you.
"Everything's Bad: Here Are Ten Tips for Coping"
Something like that. If you can look forward to watching a good comedy series, then you are probably not that concerned. I think it would be terribly difficult to write a comedy show right now.
Where's the Abraham Lincoln Brigade?
I've always said, "Don't make enemies unless you are willing to kill them." I don't think America has been listening. We have made enemies we are not willing to fight. Indeed, we fear that very thing.
"But we have a moral obligation. . . ."
Well, then. But that sounds like the language of the martyrs.
"Everyone willing to martyr themselves, please step forward."
"Oh look. . . there's Ted Kaczynski!"
There is a wonderful line in an article in the Times today, though.“The things you loved when you were young will never be able to make you young again.”