Plinius, Holy FSM! You’ve given me some reading to do (Thanks?) and you can safely bet that my Toastmasters Club’s other members are going to hear a few talks from the info at that site.
I tried to set a good example by not reproducing, but it never made a lot of impact... my parents hated not having grandchildren.
Plinius, what motivated your parents' desire for grandchildren? A humorist once said "Grandparents use grandchildren to get even with their children."
“They fuck you up, your mum and dad.
They may not mean to, but they do.
They fill you with the faults they had
And add some extra, just for you.
But they were fucked up in their turn
By fools in old-style hats and coats,
Who half the time were soppy-stern
And half at one another's throats.
Man hands on misery to man.
It deepens like a coastal shelf.
Get out as early as you can,
And don't have any kids yourself.”
I sure do support Larkins’ no kids idea, Bert.
My wife and I had none and at 45 I was able to retire.
deepens like a coastal shelf... the poem is as beautiful and true as always.
That might be the key, Tom! They hated having children, they made that very clear.
Another point showing that homo are not that sapiens--
Trump Admin Installs ‘Religious Freedom’ Czars In All U.S. Attorney’s Offices
Keep your optimism where the sun don't shine.
Bert, where the sun don’t shine is where I keep most of my pessimism.
Many xians who supported Trump are now employed and paying taxes.
Yeah, they’re paying less in taxes than they are receiving in salaries. I’m kinda glum about that but they have that much more reason to oppose shutting down the gov’t.