Friday, March 27, 2015

7QT Llama Chases & Diamond RIngs

More Quick Takes at This Ain't the Lyceum 

1. My daughter is dancing to "Yakety Sax".  Yes, it's known as the theme to Benny Hill, but seen as a Tenor Sax solo or to Llamas it's quite enjoyable.

2. "No matter the cause a #children shouldn't feel #guilty for a lost/missing #parent in their lives."

It was a thought I posted on Twitter. Even if a missing parent was a dork (nice way to say a bad person), children have the right to acknowledge a lost parent..

3.  It was a response to this

"This is sad. RT : I’m a single mother by choice. One parent can be better two. "

4. How can one legally obliterate a father? Or Mother

""Elton John is literally promoting the obliteration of mothers—not by vilifying, but by pretending they don’t exist." "

5.  I witness an interesting discussion on Facebook on the engagement ring. Specifically the moral concerns about deBeers and the mining of diamonds creating unethical/inhumane conditions in acquiring the stone. 

There were many facets to the issue. Our culture sees an expensive ring as a prerequisite to marriage, this puts low-income men pretty much unmarriageable, when they may be perfectly fine as a husband and father. Money towards the home/student debt, instead of a ring. And we wonder why the average age of marriage is rising.   

I didn't want to respond too much, because the conversation quickly went to accusations of heteronormative traditions the should be abolished. (Read abolish marriage since it acknowledges and bonds femininity/masculinity).

6. New show "One Big Happy" bombed in the ratings. Happy about that, because normalizing married men fathering children with another woman is wrong, even if the other woman is a lesbian and they used artificial insemination. 

7. Maybe it's time to ditch the engagement ring?

1 comment:

  1. People need to think outside the box for engagement rings. Other stones besides diamonds, using a family heirloom ring or resetting a stone from a piece of jewelry as a ring, buying a vintage ring, etc. Or perhaps a simple band as engagement and wedding ring? Let's not throw the baby out with the bathwater.