Does it strike anyone as strange …


… that 100 years from now pretty much everyone reading this blog will be dead?

Seriously, isn’t that odd? And a bit disconcerting? That we will all not exist? Eternally?

On that note, taught my opening class at Manhattanville College earlier today. Truly wonderful experience, with a funny lead-up. First, until three hours before the class I was under the impression it started at 6:30, not 4:20. Then, in the hour before, I:

• Overflowed my toilet.

• Ran downstairs in a panic—wearing only a post-bath towel—thinking one of my kids was sick.

• Screamed about 10 FUCKs! while sitting in traffic en route to school.

• Had my belt buckle break while urinating 4 minutes before class began.

Plus, I’m still exhausted from the return from Europe. But the class was wonderful; the students genuinely cool and inquisitive. Psyched.

4 thoughts on “Does it strike anyone as strange …”

  1. Some of us will still exist eternally in 100 years. Even longer than that ……………………………………….many, unfortunately, won’t.

  2. Here’s something.

    Imagine that the Internet goes on forever, one day many, many, many, many years from now your grandchildren or great grandchildren could actually read what you have written.

    They can learn all about how their grandparents went to Spain, France and England as kids and what was important in the early part of this century.

    The Internet and Blogs in particular, could literally be like a living history book. Kind of like “A People’s History of the United States” though not written by Howard Zinn.

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