I’m sure we’ve all been there, right? Jim Croce:
I just got done reading the new issue of Rolling Stone, and “The Deadliest Game” (sorry, not available yet on their site) has me convinced that letting a kid play contact sports is just plain crazy — that is, if you value the health of their brains. I don’t care how much of your suburb’s social network is based on sports, or how much your kid enjoys them.
Especially girls. They’re a lot more susceptible than boys to concussions (weaker neck muscles) and they take twice as long to recover.
The thing I learned: Not every concussion will cause long-term damage, but there’s no way of knowing in advance. So parents are playing Russian roulette with their kids’ brains.
Apparently those who love guns have yet again neglected to understand what constitutes an unloaded gun.
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Oh, I can so relate! It’s not that I don’t like people; I do. And it’s not that I’m anti-social, because I’m not. It’s just that I require lots of alone time.
Steve Earle and Lucinda Williams, who turned 60 yesterday: