Monday, February 08, 2010

Fleeting moments of involuntarily shared cell phone conversations

• From the young woman leaving the women’s room on the ground floor of the Psych Building, this report to the assembled multitudes:

“I’m just coming out of the bathroom.”     

Given that the conversation clearly predated that moment, one can only guess what the young women and her cell phone partner discussed as she did her business.

Why was it any of us needed to know this?

• From the young woman leaving Classroom Building I, sharing her life with everyone between the bus circle and the mall:

“There were some tricky questions on that test. You really had to think about them.”

As opposed to the mindless muliple choice questions requiring data regurgitation on demand like Pavlov’s dog?

*This* is the future of America?

Jesus wept.
The Rev. Harry Scott Coverston, J.D., Ph.D.
Member, Florida Bar (inactive status)
Priest, Episcopal Church (Dio. of El Camino Real, CA)
Instructor: Humanities, Religion, Philosophy of Law
University of Central Florida, Orlando

If the unexamined life is not worth living, surely an unexamined belief system, be it religious or political, is not worth holding.

Most things of value do not lend themselves to production in sound bytes.

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