I sought to depict the calendar decades that have encompassed my life, and do so using six or fewer words. The goal was to capture the essential aspects of the decades that surrounded me, not particular episodes of my personal life.
1960s: Peace and Love amidst great unrest
1970s: Environmental Movement, Gas Shortages, Inflation Incline
1980s: Berlin Wall, Tiananmen Square; no '1984'
1990s: Globalization flourishes; Dotcom Bubble
2000s: Crashes! Nine-Eleven, Financial Markets
2010s: Polarization, 24/7 Political Press; Obama to Trump
2020s: Coronavirus Pandemic
Has the centripetal force of the 2020s already weighed upon us with nearly nine years remaining? So it seems to me.
Pick one decade and provide your six-word description in the comments, or critique mine. Characterize more if you wish, or simply ‘like’ my post and I’ll know you dropped by. Thanks for the visit.
P.S. I didn’t exceed the six-word goal in the 2010s, I simply used numbers that I didn’t count as ‘words’. 🙂
Maybe you have heard it said that elementary schoolers
should focus on “the 3 R’s” of
When 3 things become 30, later life is more complicated.
These days I’m experiencing
Continue reading From “the 3 R’s” … to 30 →
-Resignment to being old(er)
But there are many more R’s now.
This is my 100th blog post since starting the DougInNC site to tag the walls of the internet with my musings. It is a fun journey that earns a milestone mark, using a very American tune as the basis.
One hundred^ posts do appear on this wall
One hundred posts quite obscure.
A few take-downs, smiles and frowns,
But none to regret that I can recall.
Ninety-nine^^ ‘likes’ I earned on this wall
Ninety-nine ‘likes’ doth appear.
On travel and book, give some a look.
The stage entertains so I recap them all.
Ninety-eight^^ films I list on this wall
Ninety-eight films listed here.
Rarely reviewed, just names of those viewed
You’ll wonder why I screen them at all.
^^-Not actual count …
… but who is going to audit or edit me?
Thanks for reading along. With this medium capable of supporting much more, I will keep going. As Frost said,
“For I have promises to keep
And miles to go before I sleep.”