The View from a Drawbridge

The random musings of a bridgetender with entirely too much time on her hands.

In this fast-paced era, it’s so easy to say things without thinking. We’re in too much of a hurry. We can fire off an insult to the other side of the world in mere seconds. This is not progress. Yes, I have been known to say what I think, to my detriment, but at least …

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I’ve always been one to fight the good fight. I believe in standing up for what’s good and just. I’ll stick my neck out when others won’t. Someone has to tell the emperor he has no clothes, right? Integrity is one of the qualities I’m most proud of. But somewhere along the line a piece …

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I’m reading a book that is set in the 1850’s and in it there’s about to be a public execution. People have been camping out since the night before to see it as if they were trying to buy tickets for a Justin Bieber concert or something. (Perish the thought.)  It’s all rather grizzly, and …

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A coworker of mine was describing a situation in which he and his brother were watching TV and they got into an argument which then escalated into a fist fight, and the police had to be called. Just a regular Tuesday night at Chez Coworker, apparently. I remember thinking, “Huh. My whole life, the police …

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