“the right to be unhappy”

“But I don’t want comfort. I want God, I want poetry, I want real danger, I want freedom, I want goodness, I want sin.’ ‘In fact,’ said Mustapha Mond, ‘you’re claiming the right to be unhappy.’ ‘All right then,’ said the Savage defiantly, ‘I’m claiming the right to be unhappy.’ ‘Not to mention the right…

Let’s Talk Turkey

Let’s Talk Turkey But first, a word from our sponsors …. “If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace….We ask not your counsels or your arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set…

I’m Getting Over Sentimental, And You?

As we head into the New Year let’s take a moment to not look back…   Sentimentality is that taskmaster which keeps us longing for the leeks and garlic of Egypt, the known-knowns of past life, up to and including slavery.  Sentimentality is gate keeper to the past, fending off reality to preserve sugar-plum memories.  Sentimentality…