August 05th, 2013
As a father, husband, someone that can tie a square knot I often say the wrong things. Stress, pain, weariness, bewilderment, anger, frustration can kick you in the vocal cords even as you speak. When firing on eight cylinders words can be wise, interesting, they might, given some luck, make sense to a three-year-old -- you could even make your wife happy (I should probably revise this statement). Words are an inexact science, and can, more than the talker might like, lead to failure.
Writing and cartoons use a delivery system a little more precise because there is time to correct for over-steering. Below is a cartoon about a changing world and the fears this world can instill. The afflictions confronting the Bill of Rights in the toon are debatable in size and scope, though realities like electronic harassment are well-defined (illegal in Maine, Mass., and Michigan) and are sinister and deadly, capable of invisible torture, psychological trauma, murder.
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