Dave Letterman made a joke about Sarah Palin’s daughters. Sarah throws a fit and you know Dave is behind doors with studio executives trying to figure out the best way to defuse the issue without losing his job. Apologize Dave. Be contrite. Grovel. It is your only shot. So he does. Monday night grovelathon. Sorry. Sorry. Sorry. Sarah accepts. She brought down the mighty titan of the hated cultural elite who are the real scourge.
I interned at Cape Town Fashion Week and had no idea what to expect. After interning for a week, I learnt that it was production that I was doing. I was told that I have a talent for producing and was offered a long term apprenticeship with a world renowned producer.
I do urge the reader to read the entire article before forming an opinion about whether you agree or disagree with it. This is not because I believe all readers will agree once they do read it all. This is not possible. I know many may, in fact, disagree with it, and that is fine. I just want the reader to keep an open mind and read all the information before forming an opinion. This will allow the reader a clearer understanding of the points addressed in this article.
I am a generalist, with particular interest in history and sociology dissertation. I see stories everywhere. When I am assigned to write about people, I tend to look at relationship dynamics. I watch body language and listen to how people interact. Even if I’m not allowed to interpret the gestures in my article, including posture and gesticulations allows the reader to draw conclusions. Ending a statement by pounding a fist on the podium, infers something different than ending a statement with a sigh. So, I like to include behaviors.
Let’s not forget that these abusers are master manipulators. They can be really sweet when they are tying to lure the victim back into the house. They know exactly what buttons to push to get the desired response. They are desperate and desperate people are the most dangerous.
I thought to myself, “What kind of country are we becoming when students in college classes have to plan their escape routes from classrooms, in case an armed gunmanenters?” It had been only a day or so earlier that a 15-year-old was shot to death in the cafeteria of an Oxnard, California classroom.
But the truth is you just wanted to be a kid. You wanted what every kid wants in the end–a normal childhood with fond memories. What really happened to you was that you became old and that nine year old never forgave you for that. RIP.