October 28, 2017, Prescott-
Nobody gets out of here alive.
Nobody here can totally escape blame.
There has been a small tempest,
an outgrowth of the recent Weinstein firestorm,
over former President GHW Bush’s
randy behaviour towards women
young enough to be his granddaughters.
People patting others,on the backside,
without their permission,
or any other form of unwanted physical contact,
is a behaviour that needs to head for
the human scrapheap.
My conscience tells me that there were
a few times that I overstepped my bounds,
though thankfully never touching
a person’s backside, breasts
or anyplace else that constitutes
My conscience will not let me
claim a spot, astride a moral high horse.
I will say this, though:
I own my transgressions,
whether I was called out on them,
I have no apologists, spin doctors,
or coterie of on-line attack dogs,
who will savage someone
who does call me out,
nor would I want any.
If a person humiliates, betrays
or disrespects another,
he (or she) should own it,
and grow past it.