Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Same Theater, but We Saw Different Films (+ some Facebook)
For those of you who haven't made a venture into Facebook on account of no time, being fearful of it, not enough tech savvy to consider it, concern for your privacy, etc., let me assure you...you're right !! On all of it.
However, done right in a way that suits you, it can be a remarkable tool and a frequent kick. There are a lot of talented people in there.
Of course, Gus is probably freer than most to ramble around since he's well, you know. Most folks have either come to grips with it or have tuned ol' Gus out...and what does Gus say to that? Yep, that's fine with him.
Lefties have the most problem with him since he has, as my friend Kendall likes to say, "Republican tendencies." Actually he's not so much Republican as he is Conservative. I think having to go off and fight in a war somewhere tends to do that to most participants, though not all.
I use Facebook to make connections with others I either knew or who traveled some of the same pathways as mine. One of my fine early friends recently described comparing recollections as like having gone to the same theater but seeing different films...a perfect comment on the matter of crowd recollecting. That's the kind of thing I find fascinating.
In Facebook, Gus tends to be pretty flippant but, always receptive to serious (& confidential) conversation, and always willing to meet a challenge as well as exchange a kind thought. Most challenges come from those who don't think my way that I routinely agitate by posting memes of a conservative slant.....like some of these: