I have sat on the sides all these years. I fought for women’s rights in the 70s. But then I went to work and saved for my retirement. I raised my kids. I bought a home. I gutted and redid my home. I planted a garden. I BECAME COMPLACENT because I was so busy. And look what happened to this country.
Newsflash: GRANDMOTHERS AND GRANDFATHERS – you are very much NEEDED and RELEVANT. It is time to fight for our grandkids’ RIGHT TO LIVE! Because if you look at the long list of school shootings, YOU HAVE TO WORRY and YOU HAVE TO FIGHT THE WORRY BY JOINING THE FIGHT.
NYC is joining the CIVIL REVOLUTION Sat.March 24th. GRANDPARENTS PLEASE SHOW UP!
Milton portrayed the devil as begin more intriguing than God. His depiction of evil explained why. Evil is livelier. Evil is more dynamic. Evil is an action figure. BUT WE THE READERS of the press ARE ALSO TO BLAME for being intrigued by EVIL. It is ironic that we all need happy endings and that Hollywood is Hollywood because of the happy endings they provide us but THERE IS NO HAPPY ENDING after a school shooting. AND WE -ALL OF US- NEED TO BOYCOTT THE NEWS. IF the media did not get higher ratings after a school shooting, THEN they would lose money and interest. THEN THE PERPETRATORS would NOT GET THEIR FIFTEEN MINUTES OF FAME AND GLORY. You know these perpetrators are terrorists, in their own style, and the less attention they get, THE LESS THE DESIRE TO IMITATE THEM. So IF we REALLY want to cut back on gun violence and we cannot fight the gun lobbyists, THEN WE NEED TO FIGHT THE MEDIA AND GET THEM ON OUR SIDE. Right now it looks to me as if the MEDIA IS DOING THE GUN LOBBYISTS WORK FOR THEM.
This is an my op-ed piece. Of course we are INSANE with our gun laws. BUT I also BLAME THE MEDIA. We seem to be obsessed with the killer’s psychology. WHO THE FUCK CARES? WHY ARE WE GIVING THE KILLER SO MUCH ATTENTION? There was a CSW in the school district I worked in who got down on the floor when a kid was having a temper tantrum and acted like the kid. I thought that was NUTS! When my grandson hits his younger sister, he is told in no uncertain terms that he CANNOT – no excuses. Then when there is more calm then the talking begins. “I know that you get upset…” his mother will start BUT…When you have a wild teen – you have to deal with the out of control teen FIRST. PERIOD. And the killer does NOT DESERVE any attention. It only encourages the next nut who is starving for attention nd we all know that bad attention is better than no attention.
So Media you are not only part of the problem – you are not assuming the adult role!
My husband still says: “Work breeds work.” I posted about my North Shore talk about AGING and I just got booked at the Atria in Great Neck to do the same light talk about aging using my humorous stories, jokes, Judith Viorst poems, Nora Ephron’s wisdom, and Dr. Seuss’s book on aging. See you in April!
Thank you for inviting me to be your guest speaker: Topic: Aging. You were a terrific audience. One hundred women listened to my jokes, my stories, and select poems by Judith Viorst and wisdoms from Nora Ephron. I spoke for over an hour, the women asked questions and shared stories, and lingered to speak to me. I was told they usually leave early but the crowd stayed with me all the way through the Qs and As and others stayed way beyond. It was a pleasure to share feelings about aging. And remember: DO NOT AGE ALONE! RAGE AND AGE WITH ME!
I went on Amazon and plugged in prime for a toilet seat cover. My five- year-old grandson stood on ours yet again, finally doing it in. I ordered one that seemed expensive but was highly rated. It came. I opened it. It has a template for the holes. It has A LOT OF parts. It comes with detailed instructions. It needs a mechanical engineer to put it together.