In the Catholic Church one confesses sins (Reconciliation) prior to Easter. The Jews have a day of atonement, Yom Kippur. I thought it was time for me to make some secular confessions:
• I don’t get Pharrell.
• The NCAA playoffs may be the purest major athletic event remaining in the US.
• Why is it that the country/western genre has more talented, beautiful female singers than any other?
• I drove an electric car and I would have rather been in the back seat reading a book.
• Please don’t talk to me about cultural differences, you don’t kill zoo animals to cull them, and you don’t invite the public to watch.
• Why is it okay—and generates awards—to mock Mormons on Broadway but it’s risky to even criticize Muslims in an editorial?
• Say what you will, but the voting in Afghanistan the other day, with people in line for hours in adverse weather despite terrorist threats, shows more interest and hope than the lousy voter turnouts here.
• After all this time, I find Facebook represents vast loneliness to me, with neediness in second place.
• I would not trust most of the people I’ve been exposed to as a member of Mensa to walk Buddy Beagle.
• Why people watch The View astounds me.
• I look back nearly six years and see nothing at all exceptional about the accomplishments of the President and his administration.
• Unionizing college athletics may be legal but that doesn’t mean it’s not dumb.
• Some people seem to exist just through inertia and momentum. Matt Lauer comes to mind.
• The people I would deport are those who begin every day in an ugly mood.
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