Wednesday, December 01, 2010
In a coffee shop the other day, a group of five or six African-American businessmen at the next table caught my interest. First of all, they were talking about substantive things-not just sports or their jobs. They were really talking. I rarely hear men do this.
One man, a guy about my age or younger, said, "There is nothing I would miss if I suddenly found myself in 1980 again." The other men chuckled their semi-agreement.
"I'd get out my slide rule and soldier on,"he went on to say.
"Your what?" a younger guy asked, more than half-serious.
What about you? What would you miss if you were back in 1980 tomorrow? And please don't say you weren't born yet. Use your imagination.
My guilty pleasure movie is at Crimespree Cinema--and it is a real guilty pleasure.
Please forgive me for not stopping by much this week. Hopefully next week will return to normal. These posts were up before the roof fell in.