Thursday, January 28, 2010

Jazz and symphonic bands

I was an adult helper at the jazz band concert on Tuesday. My son thought I wasn't cool.

One of the kids liked my iPhone.
Is it fast?
The fastest you can buy, I said.

Then I was cool, at least in one kid's eyes. He'll soon realize that you can't buy your way to cool at all stages of life.

- Posted at great expense from my supercool iPhone

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Kids these days

Around 1580 the clergyman William Harrison grumbled about the new generation, so self-indulgent with their feathers and pillows. In his day "If in seven years after marriage a man could buy a mattress and a sack of chaff to rest his head on, he thought himself as well lodged as a lord. Pillows were thought meet only for sick women. As for servants, they were lucky if they had a sheet over them, for there was nothing under them to keep the straw from pricking their hardened hides."