Saturday, December 23, 2006

Shorter Pat Conroy*

"I regret my failure to fight in a flawed, stupid, and corrupt war."

Even Shorter Pat Conroy:

"I wish I had killed some gooks when I had the chance."

Seriously, this Pat Conroy essay makes me glad that I never got around to reading any of his novels (let's say I had "other priorities").

But I can't argue with this:

"I now revere words like democracy, freedom, the right to vote, and the grandeur of the extraordinary vision of the founding fathers."

I too revere words like "the" and "to." Imagine if they didn't exist. We'd all be talking like Tarzan: "I go store now."

*"Shorter" concept stolen from busybusybusy.


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