Just chilling with the family today. We’ve been laughing and carrying on most of the day. My six-year-old has just learned about swirlies. He was being silly, saying he would put Mommy’s head in the toilet and I may have explained that if he flushed, he would be giving Mom a swirly. Now, with uncontrollable giggles, the little bugger keeps threatening my wife and me with a trip to the sewers.
In our travels earlier today, we saw a sign with this cracker of a joke out front of our local East Side Mario’s restaurant. Being an Italian-American themed restaurant with New York City as its design motif, put on your best NY accent and have a go at what the sign read…
The following is in response to Fandango’s Provocative Question #165. The prompt is: How do you feel about what is going on in the United States in regard to racism? Do you see any way of reconciling the concepts of White Replacement Theory and Critical Race Theory?
The Human Race
I identify as human, yes I have skin that categorizes me as Caucasian, my recent ancestors are of European descent and can be traced back to England, Ireland and France. That is how others identify me but I am human, we are all human.
As an outsider, I see the American race dilemma as an observer. I have a sister who moved and married in Texas and although I would not call her racist she and her family certainly represent conservative white America. From what I see that Trump supporting rabid white right is a scary place right now. Not from external threats but from within. Seemingly bright, educated people who have lost all perspective on reality.
Canada is not without our own racial discourse. Our treatment of Japanese Canadians during World War II and two centuries of oppression against aboriginal populations have been appalling.
I did say regularly it’s just that my definition of regular and yours are different. Guess the RIM Rant is irrelevant now hell they don’t even call themselves that anymore. Still love my Blackberry and I hope a once-great Canadian company makes a comeback and lays a beating on rival Apple!
So as everyone gears up for turkey dinner, or recovers if they celebrated last night, I wanted to take a moment to be thankful for everything I have. Life has fired some curveballs over the years but I have two wonderful children who are growing up smart and fast. A wonderful girlfriend who keeps me sharp, honest, and very, very happy along with her son.