Alarming News: I like Morgan Freeberg. A lot.
Anti-Idiotarian Rottweiler: We were following a trackback and thinking "hmmm... this is a bloody excellent post!", and then we realized that it was just part III of, well, three...Damn. I wish I'd written those.
Anti-Idiotarian Rottweiler: ...I just remembered that I found a new blog a short while ago, House of Eratosthenes, that I really like. I like his common sense approach and his curiosity when it comes to why people believe what they believe rather than just what they believe.
Brutally Honest: Morgan Freeberg is an intriguing guy...[he] asks great questions and answers others with style, flair, reason and wit. On the blogroll he goes. Make him a part of your regular blogospheric reading. I certainly will.
Brutally Honest: Morgan Freeberg is brilliant.
Common Sense Junction: Misha @ Anti-Idiotarian never ceases to amaze me. He keeps finding other good blogs. I went over to A.I. this morning for my daily Misha fix and he had found this guy named Morgan Freeberg in Fair Oaks, California, that has a blog, House of Eratosthenes. Freeberg says its "The Blog That Nobody Reads" but it may now become the blog that everybody reads.
Jaded Haven: Good God, Morgan, you cover a topic from front to back with a screwy thoroughness I find mind boggling. I'm in awe of your thought proccesses, my friend, you're an exceptional talent. You start by throwing in the kitchen sink, tie in someone's syphilitic uncle, bend around a rip tide of brilliance and bring it all home in a neat, diamond dripping package of an exceptionally readable moment of damn fine wordsmithing. I love reading you.
Mein Blogovault: Make "the Blog that No One Reads" one of your daily reads.
Philmon: When Morgan meanders, stick with him - he's got a point and it'll be worth it in the end. He's not a hit-and-run snarky quip kind of guy. The pieces all fall into place like tumblers in a lock and bang! He's opened a cognative door for you.
Rightlinx: Morgan at House of Eratosthenes is one of the best writers out there. I read him nearly every day because he manages to provide an interesting perspective, even though I don't always agree.
Poetic Justice: Cletus! Ah gots a laiv one fer yew...
Communicating with their daughters is just too hazardous now.
I live in a suburb with a killer rep for “being a good place to raise kids”; some of the parent-child interaction I see is encouraging, and other stuff I see is sad. I see fathers working harder at being non-threatening, than they do at their real job, which is showing their children how a grown man is supposed to behave.
They speak in phony falsetto. They make a point of never, ever making any declarative statement about anything, other than that what someone else said is “okay” and “alright.”
When they place a food order on behalf of someone else — which is very often — they are careful to decide nothing. Presented with an option that hasn’t been anticipated, they ask the cashier to hold on, relay the options to the wife or kid who will be consuming the food, wait for a selection to be made, and relay it back to the cashier. They live out their entire domestic lives as sort of a non-threatening, non-deciding, soft-voiced tennis ball.
They’re not trying to raise monsters or to trash masculinity. Just trying to avoid conflict, and interact successfully with the environment that has been poked and prodded and deconstructed and reconstructed by others.
Which makes it easy to develop weaknesses in their offspring, and hard to encourage strength.
Other pot bellied middle-age geezers like me have prophesied doom in the generations immediately ahead…perhaps for millenia they/we have been doing this. But that thought doesn’t offer me much encouragement. I see lots of inter-dependence and co-dependence, lots of champagne tastes and beer budgets. Lots of debt. Lots of narcissism, lots of people stumbling around laboring under the most tragic of presumptions: That the whole point of life is to be brought things, to be entertained, to be happy. Not much ability.
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