On May 15, 2008, I was diagnosed with frontotemporal lobe dementia, also known as FTLD. It is a degenerative disease of the brain's frontal and temporal lobes that, I am told, will not in and of itself kill me. But it will make me less and less able to function over time. I intend this blog to somewhat document that progression. I hope to be writing on it for years to come.

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Monday, February 20, 2012

Ya know, America's no fun any more.

Seriously, I'm just about old enough to remember when it was really fun to be in America. It was back in the 50's and 60's mostly - a bit of additional fun was had in the 70's and 80's, but by the 90's, it was all gone, and America was at war with itself. And remains so to this day, I'm sorry to say.

Of course, I missed the 40's, which were not so much fun... World wars do have a tendency to cut down on the fun times.

You see, young people, history is not all drudgery and memorization and rote. It's also the source of who we are and who we will be, and I don't know about you, but it makes me happy to read history. Because it's like a big, sprawling story book.

I don't know, this wasn't what I started out to talk about, but I've been watching movies and reading about some historic eras, and it made me all keen to step up on my soapbox. Just a short post.


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