Folks my age and older — some younger too I suppose — are always talking about how different things are today than when we were kids. It’s pretty much a never ending cycle. Our parents said it about us, we said it about our kids and they’ll probably say the same thing about their kids.
You discover new things about yourself when you start a new job. I have found that sitting at a desk for eight hours is neither practical or good for my body. I have been taking every chance to make inquiries around downtown Forest in person like it is 1957. Outside, it is still August, 1957.
You may have noticed we will be including a movie review in the paper some weeks. And you may have noticed that I am rating movies on a grade-letter scale. The reason I do this is two-fold — one, because everyone understands letter-grades; and two, because if you grade on a scale of 100, readers are not sure what average means.
A couple of weeks ago I drew a cartoon of Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi, illustrating the weight of her brand upon the national party. The Democrat Party needs new leadership in Washington. And when 2020 comes around, the party needs to present a candidate of a new generation — a candidate with a connection to the future.
It’s not like it’s breaking news or anything, but the old tomato crop ain’t doing real good again this year at the Beeland house. I don’t really even care any more. If I did, but I don’t, I suppose I’d try a little harder to cultivate, water and fertilize. Well we haven’t really had to worry about that watering part this year.
Having just returned from a four- day business meeting/convention on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, I have to admit it just isn’t like it was down there in the good ole days. Casinos may have been good for the economy back in the ‘90s, but today some of them are run down, dark and stinky.