Sunday, May 27, 2018
Today Was my Birthday. The World Has Changed a Lot in 30 Years
We as a society were just starting the scratch the surface of the possibilities genetics held with the cloning of a sheep named Dolly seeming cutting-edge at the time when nowadays we can do absurdly complex things with stem cells. People who were gay couldn't get married in any state and could even be arrested for having sex until a shockingly recent time. Restaurants in most states still had smoking and non-smoking sections. It was a big deal our President lied about getting to third-base with an intern (which seems quaint now compared to Trump). I am only 30 and marvel at how much the world has changed both for the better and for the worse.
The world keeps changing in a variety of fascinating ways that both bring me joy and make me feel sorrow. I look forward to what future years hold, and it makes me happy I was able to find the love of my life (Samii) and have a wonderful son (Clarkson) all before I turned 30. That makes me feel accomplished, happy, and (as I just said) excited for the future!