Thursday, August 02, 2007

Longing for the day when...

"...people could buy everything they needed on Rice Street."

Hmm...was there a car dealer on Rice Street? A computer store? A supermarket? An abortion clinic? A coffee shop? A running-shoe store? A wifi cafe?

Does "Longtime North Ender Jeff Martens..." also "long" for the days when children had fathers at home? I hope so. When up to 70% of black children were not born, as the Elizabethans might say, "as bastards"? Does he long for the days when 90 decibel car speakers didn't exist? When there was no such nonsense as "cool". I hope so. (Curse you Frank Sinatra.)

When tolerance for deviance and bad behavior was not considered a virtue? I hope so.

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