I don’t believe I’ve written about it here, for a variety of reasons, but my son has a rare neurological disorder. He’s better now and we’ll only know the full extent of it as he gets older but the diagnosis period was one of the scariest and most heartbreaking experiences my wife and I could imagine. We still cry every now and then. So this Jimmy Kimmel monologue hit close to home for me. You won’t regret taking the time to watch it, and please watch it to the end.
If “all lives matter” or you’re really pro life, you cannot claim those things and oppose medical care for the less fortunate. Medical care shouldn’t be a partisan issue, or profit motivated any more than firefighters, police, or EMTs.
I tend to think the greatest problem with the news is actually the audience, but I may just be in a cynical mood this morning.
I really should start writing more again, but it’s a beautiful Sunday morning in January. Enjoy a warm drink and listen to this. It’s better than anything I could write at the moment.
A fun video follow up to my last post about maps. Enjoy!
I’ll be going on vacation soon and likely won’t write much for the rest of the month, so my plan is write a lot today and schedule it for release over the next few weeks. Before I do, though, I want to post something today and this essay is better than anything I can knock out for a morning release.
How Elmo ruined Sesame Street
It’s not just a curmudgeonly rant against an overly cutesy, obnoxious puppet. There’s definitely criticism of that aspect, but he also gives a solid look at the dumbing down of the educational content of the show. If you have small kids or grandkids and think about their development, it’s an essay worth reading.
Personally, my son watches Curious George.