The View from a Drawbridge

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

People alive today have access to more news and entertainment than any human being in the history of the planet. If anything major happens in the world, we are all able to find out about it almost instantly. We’ve come a long way from the days when a hurricane could hit Long Island without any …

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It happened again the other day. I was listening to NPR on my commute to work, and I heard something that almost made me swerve off the road. When am I ever going to learn? I can’t even tell you what the story was about, such was my level of outrage afterward. All I know …

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There’s nothing more annoying to me than someone who is intentionally ignorant or oblivious. Especially when that person thinks it’s amusing or charming. You were given a brain. Use it. At this particular time in our nation’s history, as the bumper sticker says, “If you’re not outraged, you’re not paying attention.” Yeah, I know. Outrage …

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Is it me, or are lists becoming ever more prevalent? In just a lazy perusal of trending topics today, I came across: 12 most iconic swimsuit moments. 5 tips to get the most cool from your car air conditioning. 25 makeup tips all older women should know. The deadliest snakes ever found on the planet. …

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Back in 2013 I wrote a post entitled, “When Did ‘Intellectual’ Become a Dirty Word?” Little did I know at the time that that was just the tip of a very ignorant iceberg. I am beginning to look at 2013 as the halcyon days. Imagine that. Ironically, I started that post by saying, “I really …

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