Themis-Athena has started this project, and I’m joining her – an alphabetical list of what I like and don’t like. Some fun, some not.
I was struggling with a “D” like, until events of last week. I’m not going to use this post – or any other – to advocate political agendas. My politics are my business. But last week was appalling; seditious acts and an insurrection in the nation’s Capital building. Nobody’s grievances are so just that they justify the actions of last week.
But one truly wonderful thing did happen in the midst of that lowest point in US history: Congress stood up and got on with the business of putting the nation first and upheld the constitution. And not just the Democrats who will be dining out on this for ages, but the die-hard Republicans too. Mitch McConnell and Mike Pence, both of whom I often find problematic, made me proud last week. They had nothing to gain and a lot to lose, and still they did their job with dignity; they upheld the Constitution.
As a child of the 70’s I should look back with nostalgia on those halcyon days when disco was king, right? Er, no.
The thing is, I have never liked disco. All the lights swimming around, and too many men singing in falsetto registers, about absolutely nothing to music that me feel like a needle was skipping inside my brain. The women musicians that fall into the disco category at least had song lyrics I could get behind, but again, the music grated on my young brain. I have no memory of ever wanting to see Saturday Night Fever as a kid, cementing my belief that disco was never meant to be for me.