Hey y’all. It’s 2018. In fact, it’s so much 2018 that it’s almost February 2018. I’ve not blogged for a while now. Well … that’s not quite true. I have blogged. I just haven’t shared it. I find I am in a place where I don’t know anymore whether what I am about to write is offensive and whether it’ll cause me friends or … something else. And here’s the thing … it’s not so much that I am suddenly afraid of losing friends.
Sadly, this is the conversation that plays in my head as I watch and read people yelling indistinctly about disrespecting a flag or an anthem. Babsy: Them NFL players brave, sah. Nuff respec’ Chad: You’re so hateful. Why do you hate America? Babsy: “Hate America”? Well that would be quite a feat. Chad: Huh? Babsy: Well … “America” is an undefined concept at worst or vaguely defined at best. “The Americas” broadly refer to 3 continents and a cluster of islands in a protected expanse of water nestled in the curve of the North, South, and Central American continents.
On Tuesday, Amazon let me know that someone had bought something on my baby registry (yay?) and it was on the way. I gotta tell you … I was floored for quite a while. Amazon rarely makes mistakes and when they do they are quick to rectify and/or apologize. I clicked the link. Yeah, yeah … I know … phishing alert and all that … I was floored, remember?