Monday, September 18, 2006

Monday Thoughts.
Why do people walk up to you in downtown Miami, ask you directions, and then proceed to argue with you about your directions?

Sanibel Island, a beautiful place on the West Coast of Florida, in September is easily 5 to 10 degrees warmer and more uncomfortable than Miami. Hardly anyone was on the island this weekend but Carol and me. That part I really liked.

I have been thinking of a season long football fast. I am sure that I will get little extra grace in light of how the Dolphins and the 'Canes have started, other than the grace of having the extra time and of having a heart that will surely be lighter. I think that's enough reason to do it.

Why aren't young people committing to marriage more frequently? For young men, is it the availability of casual sex (virtual as well as real) and jobs that grind them down? Do they believe themselves well able to keep a certain distance from the others who would otherwise become very significant in their lives. Once upon a time, people did not marry because they felt they could not afford to get married, and waited until they thought they could. That's not the way it is now. There seems to be plenty of money, if young people knew how to manage it. Money now fuels an ethic of singleness and detachment, not character and family formation. Go Baal!

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