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Name: Dalton Ivey
Gender: Male
Hometown: The Outer Banks
Home country: USA
Current location: Minneapolis, MN
Member since: Wed Mar 6, 2019, 02:24 PM
Number of posts: 2,640

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The Cold Consequences

I just recently returned from walking around my block. Now that I live in Minnesota, that can be quite the trek. But, I had to do it. You see, earlier today I had some spicy fried chicken. (Darn Cub.) And today was a 'walk' day. As some of you know, I am three months out of quadruple bypass surgery. So, fried chicken is a no no. This only doubles the reason for walking. This is Minnesota folks, and it is a balmy 19F at the moment. (Around here, that is outside weather.) As an old southerner, I am not built for such conditions. However, sixteen years of land surveying did 'toughen' me up some. (Yeah... I just learned what to wear and what to do). So, I set out. Let me tell you, it is freaking cold out there. And, it was no fun plodding along that icy sidewalk. But, I had to do it. I needed to do it. I have gained a decent chunk of weight since I moved up here and I had long ago planned to start. But, the chest tightness also started. Since then, I have made little progress. Now, I have to. Now, my spouse needs me more than ever. I froze to death for over 40 minutes, but I did it. My face feels like I shaved it with a year old razor, but I did it.

I tell this story to make a point. (D'uh). There were consequences to that walk. It was cold. It was late in the day, so it was colder than it had been earlier. But, I am not a child anymore. I am a responsible adult. And, as a responsible adult, I know when the time comes to take the consequences of my actions. When I make a mistake, I take responsibility for it. As Americans, we are about to have a socio-economic shift in our culture that will be leaving a decidedly corrupt regime behind. Those former office holders and their enablers have done some things that require being held responsible for. There has been talk of 'healing' and 'moving on' and I agree that we need both. But, neither will happen until we see some consequences for the evil fostered by those former office holders and those who did their bidding. And, not just a bit of theatre, but somer real accountability. My opinion is that if we do not see these things, our culture will shift in a direction that will make the past four years look like a toddler's birthday party. I don't want that. Do you?
Posted by OldBaldy1701E | Mon Jan 18, 2021, 06:46 PM (11 replies)
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