In the Age of Anti

“A state of war only serves as an excuse for domestic tyranny.”

  • Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

Now, a little about Mr. Solzhenitsyn: he was, above all other things, a writer.

Aleksandr Isayevich Solzhenitsyn (11 December 1918 – 3 August 2008)[6][7] was a Russian novelist. One of the most famous Soviet dissidents, Solzhenitsyn was an outspoken critic of communism and helped to raise global awareness of political repression in the Soviet Union (USSR), in particular the Gulag system.

That’s what Wikipedia.org has to say about him, anyway.

And why am I bringing this up?

Well, it has to do with that quote… that & a conversation I had with my wife earlier today. We were talking about the many things our generation has gone through. – What we have experienced. Everything as stupid as Y2K to the burning & crumbling of the Twin Towers. COVID-19, Columbine & countless other school shootings… an Opiate Epidemic that has claimed more lives than several wars combined

No!

Suffering & hardship is not a competition.

All of us deal with it in our own way, in our own time, when it is time. History writers & their books, I predict, will have some interesting things to say/convey about the Age of Anti. And that is the title I have given this moment, the people that have lived during it since I was 22-years-old: The Age of Anti.

I’m only 38-years-old. That is 11 years more than what I wanted… yet, the daily miracles still happen. Sometimes it takes me a moment to sit down, and think about it… but they are there. Today & tonight had some rough spots to them. And yet, every day has its hard times. Just like every day has its wonderful moments.

My wonderful moment today was waking up. Waking up next to the girl I love.

What was your wonderful moment, dear Reader?

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