Monday, March 20, 2006
For an entire summer my friend Marilou and I went without shoes. Now mind you we lived in a city( we were military brats living in Germany) and that means we walked the city streets, rode on subways, streetcars and buses sans shoes and we're not talking sandals here . We revelled in our calloused, cinder embedded feet as badges of freedom. We could walk on broken glass our feet were so tough. Later Marilou would be deported as a bad example of an American how I eluded that fate I'll never know. Marilou now resides in an abandoned trailer in upstate Maine. She wears Birkenstocks all winter (with unmatched socks I might add) even in 10 feet of snow.
Wednesday, March 15, 2006
Tuesday, March 07, 2006
What could possibly be the rationale behind this disturbing practice of attiring one's offspring in insect garb? No doubt naive ill-informed parents claim that such getup is "cute"and see no harm in it at all. But the very young vulnerable child utterly impressionable is apt to develope inalterable insect-like traits after exposure to such invidious stimuli. I have observed several cases firsthand and vouch for the dire nature of this concern.