I confess that I learned an extremely important lesson last night: If you eat Golden Grahams with m&ms, they taste almost exactly like smores (only without the mess). Amazing. I confess that this is a revelation that is certain to change my life for the better.
I confess that Aaron Sorkin is my favorite living American writer of any genre. He’s just that good. The Newsroom is really fun to watch and I’m glad we signed up for a free 3 month trial of HBO just to watch season one.
I confess that the Olympics seem far more significant to me than other forms of athletic competition, and it’s not the nationalism that goes along with it… that part is off putting. I confess that I believe the reason the Olympic games are different from most sports in our culture is that there is very little bravado, and hardly any chest thumping. The athletes don’t seem to want to bury the competition and rub it in their face. The Olympics seem pure to me in terms of the actual games themselves. I confess that I may just be fooling myself, but it feels like a throw back to a time when competition wasn’t about winning, getting paid, getting rich or crushing the competition. The Olympic games seem more about pushing to the absolute limit, to see just how fast, far, and high one can go. It’s about doing your absolute best, and enjoying the thrill of competition without needing to win to feel like a winner. I confess that I think part of what I like is the cultural exchange. It’s possible to live peacefully with all nations. These few weeks prove it.
I confess that I think, by and large, competitive sports are doing damage to a whole generation of kids and parents who don’t know when to say when.
I confess that finishing things may not be my strong suit.
I confess that I have not been reading the news as much over the past few weeks and I feel as though I have writer’s block right now. I’m amazed at how much I have to read in order to have anything constructive to say.
I confess that I’ve been reading the actual paper, the kind you hold in your hands, more over the vacation. I usually get my news online. I confess that I’m re-learning how much more enjoyable it is to read the old school paper. The best part is the kind of news we just happen onto by accident while perusing a real newspaper. I read articles I would never click on. I confess that I’m considering instituting reading the actual old school paper as a part of my daily routine.
I confess that I have been watching Monarchy from the BBC. Season 1 & 2 are on Netflix and I’ve finished them both while working on the home improvement project. I confess that I am wondering when season 3 will be available, because I’m loving it. I confess that I can’t help thinking thatAmerica is in her adolescence right now – making the same mistakes that we all make during that time in our lives.
I made my confession… now you make yours!