• BD greetings. "Yet another... Just when you think you've had enough, enough is enough, you realize that having another -- I speak of course of BDs -- is all the more a direct blessing from God even greater than fb friends, not exactly arousing exaltation and getting you to dancing around and shouting even if you could, but rather for your having been singled out for yet more of the gift of life, and the sense that there must be some purpose not only for life in general but for this much of it. But I digress, rather expected of one this age -- I'm still a year older than thou, in double digits, high-end digits. None of this helped, rather distracted from, the main purpose of this -- happy BD to you! -- shouted in a different tone of voice, a different more crackling voice, than I sent to you 70 or 75 years ago."
• Tweet 2:40AM. I'm so old I remember Erich Seagal's Love Story. Its message was "Love is never having to say you're sorry." Marriage is always having to say it, preferably on bended knee, with roses.
• I'm so old I remember when we, we being church people, were admonished by scripture to "be ye perfect even as I [God!] am perfect." (Matt 5:48) We despaired of achieving such perfection. But nowadays the aspiration to be like God is, mercifully, way out of date. But an evil even worse than God has emerged! Now, at pain of court action and social excommunication, the ultimate persuasions, we are required, not merely admonished, to be ye politically correct. If perfection is unachievable, how unachievable is political correctitude? Absolutely unachievable! Woe are we! [Disclaimer: it should be obvious that I'm being cynical and ironic, hoping to get my point across by offering what sounds exactly the opposite. May I add to what was clearly ironic, that achieving Godly perfection, with God's help, emerges as the more feasible. His yoke is easy...compared!]
• I'm so old I remember when we would ask ourselves, "How would Jesus do this?" Now, "How would a robot do this?"
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