Uncle Roger's Notebooks of Daily Life
My life is, to me, ripe with frequent challenges, occasional successes, spontaneous laughter, adequate tears, and enough *life* to last me a lifetime. To you, however, it surely seems most pedestrian. And therefore, I recycle the name I used previously and call this my Notebooks of Daily Life. Daily, because it's everyday in nature, ordinary. These conglomeration of events that are my life are of interest to me because I live it, perhaps mildly so to those who are touched by it, and could only be of perverse, morbid curiosity to anyone else. Yet, I offer them here nonetheless. Make of them what you will, and perhaps you can learn from my mistakes.
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Tuesday, March 30, 2010
There are two issues that are almost certainly going to end up before the current (Roberts, Scalia, Thomas, etc.) Supreme Court or the United States and which will have significant cultural impact. In both cases, the constitutional law is clear and absolute but how the SCOTUS will rule, especially with Scalia and Thomas involved, is not so clear.
Despite being passionately concerned with these issues, the Court's actual decision is not what concerns me at the moment. You see, while I definitely want the justices to reach the correct conclusion, I don't think it matters -- in the long run -- what they decide.
When I first started using Facebook, I started hunting down old friends, coworkers, family members, and so on. In total, I've befriended more than a hundred people, almost all of whom I either know personally or have worked with online. There have been, however, a few that one might not expect to see amongst my list of friends.
As I do most mornings, I dropped the kids off at school. I was leaving Sara's classroom and had to wait for a line of students to pass. Walking with them was a friend and fellow parent. She said hello and added "I had a dream about you last night."
"Women tell me that all the time," I admitted.
And her husband, standing a short distance away, complained that "She's never said that to me."
What can I say? Ladies, feel free to dream about me all you like.