All posts tagged: Dada

Sugar Water: I Believe the Children Are Our Inarticulate Future

I’m a little angry today. I wish I wasn’t. After all, it’s a new year. A chance to put aside the previous year’s disappointments, setbacks, frustrating failures, endlessly escalating arguments, sunlight-devouring grudges, and temporarily blinding crimes of passion. (Technically, my crime was more like a misdemeanor of passion, but my attorney, Dave-o, has advised me not to talk about it at this time and in this particular forum.) A chance to start over with a clean slate full of hope, joy, and other intangible objects that are widely considered to be positive and good and so forth. Here’s why I’m angry — I have a three-year-old niece. Yes, she’s a bundle of joy, an angel, one of God’s better people, etc. And now she’s talking all the time and expanding her vocabulary every day. But recently, after I returned home from a relaxing game of putt-putt with Dave-o and some of his other clients who are currently awaiting trial, she asked if I’d played “futt-futt.” “You mean putt-putt?” I asked. “Uh-huh,” she replied. “Futt-futt.” Her …