Monday, March 21, 2011

"The myth of the panicking disaster victim"

http://johannhari.com/2011/03/18/the-myth-of-the-panicking-disaster-victim-and-why-we-should-be-inspired-this-week

The above link is to an interesting editorial written by a columnist -- Johann Hari -- who writes for the Independent newspaper in Britain and Huffington Post online.  It's about what happens to human beings in disasters.  It's feel good, I think.

Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Friends are like Savings Bonds...

Insert your own "interest" and "maturity" joke here.

I don't like to be grumpy.  I don't like to be the old man who sits and points with his cane at all the new stuff and comments, "This used to *mean* something."

But I continually find myself in that situation.  Time after time, I get all self-righteous and crusty about some subject or the behavior of someone else.  Thankfully, I don't think it's happening more often as I age, but it has been going on since I was about eleven.

I just have more grump-per-mile than the average male.