The View from a Drawbridge

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

Your Ways

The View from a Drawbridge

All my life, I’ve been told that old people are set in their ways. They’re rigid. Conservative. They don’t want to try new things. It made me dread growing old. Now that I’m getting older, though, I’m beginning to have a different perspective on this subject. First of all, I know a lot of older …

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It would be easy to write a post about the many stupidities that mankind is capable of. We still have a long way to go. But most of us have managed to emotionally, ethically or intellectually evolve, at least somewhat. In ancient Rome, it used to be perfectly acceptable to leave unwanted babies on the …

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When someone gets hurt on a drawbridge and it’s determined that it’s the bridgetender’s fault, you’d think it would be a newbie who was at the controls. But no. It’s almost always an operator who has been on the job for many years. If anything, someone new to the job tends to be hypervigilant. When …

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Traditions

The View from a Drawbridge

Despite the overwhelming weight of traditions as described in Fiddler on the Roof, I’ve always admired people who have them. Whether they be national or religious or cultural or simply family traditions, these customs help to bind each of us to a greater whole. Coming from a fairly nomadic and rootless family, I don’t have …

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