April 4, 2008

On a personal note

I've been around the block more than a few times over a fairly long period of time and I've made more than my share of poor judgments, some excessively poor. I've overcome a lot of obstacles, including many that I've ill-advisedly placed in my own way. I've also accepted complete responsibility for every bad judgment I've made and in all cases invited and accepted and paid the punishment along with the suffering, and I continue to suffer for many of my mistakes.

I don't expect that suffering to ever go away, because it's a necessary part of accepting responsibility and I, naturally, can never abdicate from that responsibility. But I tend not to dwell on the past.

I have no idea what James Wigderson is trying to prove, but if it's an attempt to make me suffer some more, he's by definition doomed to failure, because it can't be done. And if he gets a kick out of it, then more power to him. After all, we could all use some things to brighten our lives on occasion. I suppose that even Wigderson needs something too, and simply wants to express his satisfaction.

Maybe he isn't perfect, either. If not, then he's just like me. But I'm grateful he reads my blog, and I'm glad he enjoyed Jane Hampden's interview with me so much that he had to listen to it twice.

I can't blame him for that. I've listened to it twice too. At least.

She's that good.


Terrence Berres said...

"After all, we could all use some things to brighten our lives on occasion."

Welsh rarebit? Or would that be too much like Kraft Dinner?

capper said...

It's one of two things. Either he cannot let go of a grudge, over a small slight, from six months ago, or he is jealous because he has not been on the air yet. Either way, it's small and petty.

I can think of many, many more things to be upset about.

Other Side said...

One cannot too soon forget his errors and misdemeanors; for to dwell upon them is to add to the offense. ~Henry David Thoreau

You have a friend here, Thomas. You know this already, but I visit your blog regularly because of the beauty of your prose. My god you write well.

I especially like your takes on that absurdity called creationism.

Thank you for being human.