As writers we cannot wear our hearts on our sleeves even though we must write from them. That is one thing that is great about “free-thinking” We address what we need to and do it in such a way that no matter how we put it, we are gonna get flamed…Has anyone prepared their swimming pool for me yet? You know, those “special instructions” involve putting a thin layer of flammable liquid over the surface?
Here is what I am ranting about…Why is it that the media seems to think it is entitled to tell us how we should think for feel about an issue? That is not reporting–and it isn’t worthy of being called journalism. I remember when the news used to be THE NEWS and not a lot of reporters sharing their opinion. They start with about 20 seconds of story–the rest is an editorial. This really gets old. I hate it when people editorialize instead of wanting me to reach my conclusion.
I remember some years back some were saying, “You should not wear white after Labor Day.” I don’t know what sparked it or what the point of that would be but IF I refused to wear white to either of my weddings, why in the blue blazing hell would I wear white after Labor Day or on any other day for that matter? Look, I don’t care what other people do, but don’t tell me what to wear on any day of the week, even if I do detest wearing white.
I really figure as long as I don’t run the streets stark naked, no one will be traumatized or drop dead from a heart attack. Goodnight!