"But as she aged, she realized that sarcasm was just easy and lazy, and more damaging than enlightening." I've been thinking a lot about sarcasm lately, since it’s been such a dear friend of mine over the years. --See that? Putting such in italics? I can even write in sarcasm! (Back in the 19th century they even experimented with a sarcasm/irony mark as … Continue reading “When she was young, she thought sarcasm was the sign of true wit.”
I sat once next to a man in his seventies at the doctor’s office who was making a list. In bold letters written in a blue Sharpie, impossible not to see on the yellow legal pad, were the words: WHAT I STILL WANT. As I glanced at the title of his page, I smiled and … Continue reading Of all the lists we make . . .