I agree with you. I sold all my CD’s and tapes because I was able to transfer them to an external hard drive so I still have them and they’re accessible anytime. My photos are digital. I buy and keep DVD’s because I may want to watch something that isn’t available on Netflix or On Demand. I’m actually a minimalist and I think that’s why I’m nostalgic for those days because I’m not surrounded by it all.
Thank you for the kind words.
And you’re right — I wrote a love letter to my iPod Classic because being able to carry 35,000 songs is amazing! Progress occurs because the world craves and demands it. I’m happy with the current way but there are things I miss, though in fairness it could be because it’s all nostalgic.
You’re 1000% correct and even as a man that does overnight feedings and laundry and cooking and gifts, I’m boxed in at work — by both men and women in power — who don’t understand why I have to be so involved. “Don’t you have a wife?” a female executive once asked me. Yes, I do, and we share.
It’s a bummer you seemed not to have read beyond the headline. Free agency has been around for decades and plenty of players left for better teams — Cazzie Russell, Julius Erving, Jamaal Wilkes, etc — or to chase rings (Gary Payton, Karl Malone) or simply wanted to play elsewhere (Shaq to L.A.). Moreover, on your point of TRADES, Moses Malone was…
I tried to answer this in the piece, but I have a fairly successful career in business that I enjoy but that also forces me to do things I may not love (like most jobs) but it pays the bills, so why waste my time away from that job doing a type of writing I don’t enjoy? If it’s only for my enjoyment, why shouldn’t I write what I enjoy?
I hope so too. For me, it’s kind of the opposite. I’m a white male and my therapist is a Hispanic woman (as is my wife) and she is fantastic. I’ve found that it does help break out of the feedback loop that someone with the same background would give me, but I say that as someone who doesn’t need to look far — if at all — to see myself represented. I wish you all the best.
I’m sorry. There are men out there that make a good living and pull their weight at home, from cooking to dishes to grocery shopping to laundry to middle-of-the-night feedings to diapers to countless other things (like writing books). I know because I’m one of them. You deserve better.