Blog #32

I’ve always been struck by the things we take for granted: electricity, plumbing, TV, cars and highways, doctors, newspapers. And a ton of other stuff that’s unique to the last two centuries. And not always technology. It’s nice to be living in a democratic state where the police can’t simply show up and carry us off because we made the mistake of saying something negative about one of the local bosses. There’s something else we take for granted that isn’t unique for us, something that people have always had: mothers. Aside from the fact that, without our mom, we wouldn’t be here at all, there’s a good deal more that we might think about: the waffles, the trips to the movies, the birthday pa