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It seems to me that the word “offended” is thrown around a lot nowadays, particularly in the current Presidential election. It seems to me that there are a good number of folks so quick to be offended by things — and a second group so quick to tell the first to get over it — that the word has lost all meaning. That people are routinely offended by things and getting over them so quick that none of us has the chance to really stop and think about why we’re offended in the first or if it’s something we need to get over or not.


The woman I’m in love with is out of town for a few days (weeks, months, ah!), and in her stead she has left me with a stack of old New Yorkers and Harpers. The other day, a lazy Sunday after a boisterous walk in the park with my dog, I started flipping though an […]