Fear the press
Fear our neighbors
Fear job loss
Fear Fox News
Fear zero balance
Meditate on words my 99-year-old Aunt Laura, in a euphoric state of dementia, shared as I knelt at her bedside: "Keep all your things in order and your manners right, then you can lay your head down on the bed with a clear conscious. And it's such a pleasure to do."
I repeated her last line, "And it's such a pleasure to do." She repeated it. "And it's such a pleasure to do." We traded the line two more times apiece.
At the very least, the line is a pleasure to speak.
Rusty DeWees tours Vermont and Northern New York with his act "The Logger." His column appears weekly. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Listen for The Logger, Rusty DeWees, Thursdays at 7:40 on the Big Station, 98.9 WOKO or visit his website at www.thelogger.com