Thank You: It’s Only Polite

When my kids were little, every time they interacted with strangers, I felt a little boost of pride.  Once, my kids were polite. My parents cared about politeness.  My mom had an old copy of Emily Post, where we would look up the proper way to do things.  Which fork goes where.  How long you…

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For about a month I have been AFK, as my gaming son would say, away from the keyboard.  With good reason:  I had hip surgery nearly four weeks ago and am only now beginning to turn my energies toward things other than physical recuperation. Naturally, this means I have watched a lot of TV, sitting…