Refute, support, disregard, disparage?
1. Blasting a boom box from your bicycle or your golf cart on a quiet bike trail or the peaceful back nine makes you a selfish, contemptible jerk, wholly deserving of scorn, from everyone.
2. Modern American academia’s obsession with and approach to “group work” is absurd, as no “real world” manager will ever randomly pick six people from different departments in the company, not assign leadership within the group, task the members of the group with secretly evaluating the performance of the other members for management, and then expect them to deliver meaningful work product.
3. Living to be 96 years old in order to see Halley’s Comet again is a totally worthwhile aspiration.
5. Just because you fight a giant doesn’t mean you get to win.
6. Abacab was the last great Genesis album release, because it was the last one that sounded played, not programmed.
7. The ideal of “citizen governance” is admirable, but in reality, there are certain skills that are required to fulfill the responsibilities of elective office, and if you lack them, it’s very hard to vote for you, no matter how earnest you are, or how much you love your grandchildren, or how much you like to volunteer at church socials, or how many trivia nights you won while a member of the local young professionals group.
10. Revive the dying vine, restore the ruling line . . . then contemplate the whims of fate, until the next decline.