Notes from the Post-it Wall — Week of May 20, 2018
• We teach our kids that when they do something wrong, they should apologize and take the appropriate steps to right the wrong, learn from the mistake and do their best to not repeat that mistake. Sometimes there’s a punishment that comes as a result of that mistake. It serves to help the kid consider their actions, both the wrong ones and the ones they should take in the future to be better. This is rehabilitation. At what point do we stop wanting those who make mistakes to be rehabilitated? Seems today that we’re less interested in allowing people to err as humans and try to do better than we are interested in dragging them out to the town square, throwing them in the stocks and leaving them to rot away under our hateful gaze. The shame and punishment should fit the crime.
• If there’s not sweat down my back at least once during the day, the day was not as good as it could have been.
• Someone’s feelings always get hurt at a wedding.
• My wife told me that while changing our son’s diaper yesterday, he reached down, grabbed his little nut sack and yanked on it. “He’s your son,” she said to me. “He’s already sitting in gum.” If you understand what she’s talking about then you know how proud my son has made me.
• I prefer room-temperature beer when drinking outside.
• A birthday is a terrible thing to waste.