Notes from the Post-it Wall | Week of September 1, 2019

Notes from the Post-it Wall | Week of September 1, 2019

By David Himmel

• I admit that I’ll be disappointed if my son grows up to be a cop.

• It can be difficult to enjoy creative wins because universal laws demand more losses lie ahead. Enjoy the wins anyway.

• Nostalgia is the leading cause of muscular atrophy.

• I realize I’m quietly echoing what Don Hall has said before, but I have to say it.
The problem with many who identify as Woke is not that they’re woke. Being woke is good. The problem is the manner in which they are woke, the way they go about it. Think of them as your young children. It’s 6 a.m. on a Saturday morning. You really want to sleep in. But your kids are wide awake (#woke). As long as they play nicely and quietly, there’s no problem. Be awake (#woke), be constructive, have fun! But if your wide awake (#woke) children come barging into your bedroom screaming, covered in markers and crayons and the faint smell of human and/or dog shit after having made a mural of Crayola and caca on the couch, there is most certainly a problem. Be awake, don’t be destructive.

• Am I woke? I like to think so. I mean, I wanted to fire our midwife when she asked us if we wanted to know the gender of our unborn child. Gender is a social construct. When talking about the unborn child — a thing that hasn’t experienced any real cultural socialization — “sex” is the correct word to use. A midwife, a licensed physician should have known better. My woke wife talked me out of walking out.

• Lately, I’ve felt more like Alvy Singer at the end of Annie Hall than usual.

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