Dear James, sometimes when you don’t have anything meaningful to say, it’s much better to say nothing at all. As per your own admission, you know next to nothing about what the Brexit was about, and as most Americans do, you still think the world can be understood through the lens of the US, or just with the logic of money. It can’t. Pity, I thought you were better than that.
[originally a question asked on Quora so I answered]
I have a not-so-conspiratorial theory about these stories. They get approved by major media outlets so that we can keep up this hilarious canard that financial precarity is the result of poor planning and bad personal choices — instead of, you know, the fault of a system that doesn’t provide enough money for anyone to live and develop in any…
Unfortunate fist bump from another member of this shitty, necessary, and somehow amazingly comforting club.
I love the way you described it and I’m co-opting Dead Parents Club for my own. I hope I never need to use it although inevitably, I will.
Card-Carrying member of The Dead Dad Club since age 10 here.
One additional thing I have experienced a lot (especially early on) is the awkwardness I feel immediately after telling someone that my Dad died. You say that, sometimes in the course of a normal conversation, and the person you are talking to is immediately…