MY GOD, YOU’RE SO SQUISHY.
SAMUEL, YOU SLIMEBALL. KISS ME AGAIN.
I COULD GET LOST FOREVER IN YOUR FLAPS AND FOLDS.
STOP TALKING AND TAKE ME, SAMUEL. FILL ME WITH CHILDREN, NOT JUST POETRY.
YES! AND YOU AS WELL, SHEILA. AFTER ALL, OUR HERMAPHRODITIC REPRODUCTIVE SYSTEMS ALLOW FOR MUTUAL FERTILIZATION.
THAT’S SO SEXY.
How many of you recall a time in America when the income of a single school teacher or baker or salesman was enough to buy a home, have two cars, and raise a family? That used to be the norm. For three decades after World War II, we created the largest middle class the world had ever seen. During those years the wages of the typical American worker doubled, just as the size of the American economy doubled. More than a third of all workers belonged to a trade union — giving average workers the bargaining power necessary to get a large and growing share of the large and growing economic pie (now, fewer than 7 percent of private-sector workers are unionized). CEO pay then averaged about 40 times the pay of the typical worker (now it’s over 300 times). In those years the richest 1 percent took home 9 to 10 percent of total income (today the top 1 percent gets more than 20 percent). The tax rate on highest-income Americans never fell below 70 percent; under Dwight Eisenhower, a Republican, it was 91 percent (today the top tax rate is 39.6 percent). Some of this money was used to build the largest infrastructure project in our history, the Interstate Highway system; some to build the world’s largest and best system of free public education, and dramatically expand public higher education. We enacted the Civil Rights Act and Voting Rights Act to extend prosperity and participation to African-Americans; Medicare and Medicaid to reduce poverty among America’s seniors; and the Environmental Protection Act to help save our planet. And we made sure banking was boring.
There is now a measles outbreak in New York. A whole ward of cancer patients currently undergoing chemotherapy have been exposed to it. Imagine fighting cancer for years only to die because some jackass didn’t vaccinate their brat and you caught measles.
Vaccinate your fucking children.
an old friend of mine and his girlfriend lost their 18 month-old baby girl, Olive. She had been fighting Leukemia for 7 months. After getting an infection last week, she slipped into coma and passed away today.
Fuck. Where is that all-knowing, all-loving, omnipresent God people believe hears their prayers? Why would their God let a babies suffer and die from cancer? At least I’ve had my chance to live.
My heart breaks. I just can’t understand.
I snuck into the chapel at the hospital today and just cried. I listened to myself whisper to no one.
"Please let there be a reason."
Hug and kiss your littles extra tonight for Tom, Maggie and Olive. Snuggle them a little tighter.
Love and light, sweet one.
AND TELL HIM THAT IF I JUST STOP EATING SUGAR MY CANCER WILL STOP GROWING
I SAW IT ON FACEBOOK GUYS
Go to Target and buy a million more pairs of yoga pants. Okay. At least five.
My excuse is the upcoming months of sitting in hospitals/laying in bed.
They’re just so damn comfy, you guys.