Have We All Become Short People?

What buying someone else’s enthusiasm is doing to us.

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Nevertheless, “Short People” was a serious indictment in its own way. Wasn’t Newman, in fact, accusing everyone of being small-minded?

Eventually, though, even capitalism peaks. We get bored, we get depressed, we accuse everyone and everything of being “the same old, same old.”

Leave them feeling happy, even if their happiness has sad undercurrents of prejudice, hate and fear.

“After protesting his moves, you did not get up and leave right away. You continued to engage in the sexual encounter.”

Even when people write fantasy and science fiction, it’s only because Roddenberry and Lucas set the stage and J. K. Rowling made the mountain. It doesn’t matter that they refused to accept standard rules.

She said what we wanted to say, but tomorrow we’ll go back to writing what’s expected. We’re conformists by proxy.

I did a poor imitation of Don Draper for 40 years before writing my first novel. I'm currently in the final stages of a children's book. Lucky me.

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