Friday, December 17, 2010

the boy becomes a man

It chokes me up.

Lunch with my son.

Trying to plan his international move in eight months. I thought that it would be easier to have a son move than a daughter, but it's not. The move is temporary, perhaps a year or two. The distance is long. 26 hours is an eternity for me on an airplane. Realistically, he may never come back. What is it that those in recovery say? One step at a time.  

But then there are plenty of ways to communicate. I will teach him to Skype. We'll always have email... Laptop... air card... but there is no substitute for a hug from my baby.

I didn't realize that the empty nesting would involve concentric circles of further distance. Feeling weepy today.

Friday, October 22, 2010

the ADHD of the TV networks

The major television networks (NBC, ABC, and CBS) are driving me bananas. They film a new show. They promote a new show. They start a new show. Then before I know it, they cancel a new show. We are only a month into Fall Premieres, and already the networks are canceling shows.

Many shows in television history would have never had the chance to become successful with this type of jerky reaction to the first two or three shows. I will pull out the geek card and suggest that Star Trek would have never been the enormously successful franchise that it still is today if ratings were the only factor. No spinoffs. No merchandise. No fims. No books. No Borg. Good heavens. Give some of these shows a chance!