Is any one else burned out?
Not just from the record-shattering heat, although I would guess I could go on with that for a few hours.
I really thought my air conditioner was going to burst into flames, my bathroom fan did (more or less) burst into flames and I don't think my cats moved for more than meals all of last week.
No, I am just fatigued of everything being a scandal, shocker or some other sensational word ending in "gate."
Tired of the push-and-pull world that has become so utterly uncompromising. Whatever happened to. "Can't we all just get along?"
Every time I hear that, I think of some benevolent alien species - probably not to dissimilar from the Vulcans - looking down on us saying, "Highly illogical."
I am not so sure when the switchover happened, but at some point over the last 20 years, we've all decided that it's better to fight over things, then sit down and talk about them rationally.
And I just don't get that.
I think, in a very real way, everyone, locally, regionally, nationally and globally, we have lost the sense of community that makes us whole.
I guess it's debatable whether we had any sense of community to begin with - I think certainly locally and regionally. Nationally, since the 1860s we've been split into two camps of varying nominclature, and globally, well ... I think if we had any real global sense of community, Spock would be doing more than watching.
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Last time we talked, I was hyping the awesomeness of our world-class freelancers. This time I wanted to reach out and give you the opportunity to support them directly. Well, at least one.
Our music master, Stephen Dankner, is busy composing his latest masterpieces, and is looking for assistance.
He plans to to put on a concert of three of his recently completed string quartets - all premieres.
The performance by the Curtis Institute of Music-trained Dover String Quartet is slated for Sunday, July 13, 2014 in Williamstown.
For more info, visit Dankner's online kickstarter.com website: kck.st/12Rk8n0.