As I was listening to Tracee Ellis Ross’ TED talk, my mind turned to the women in my life who say “I’m sorry.”
Life as you knew it – if you survive the pandemic – will return to forms changed but still recognizable to you. We will rejoice in the dread of going back to the office restroom.
None of us children could define -- much less see -- cooties. However, we understood that other children could be “infected” with cooties if they got too close to someone with cooties. And we never could explain the origin of cooties, other than through a simple declaration: “you have cooties.”
Maybe you should not share the announcement that you are taking a road trip to Florida two days after the national emergency was declared. Florida?!?!?
Herewith is a modest proposal to create a more modern test for the Olympic decathlon and heptathlon, reflecting modern challenges in a way that may appeal to sports fans in unexpected and gratifying ways.