Saturday, November 28, 2015

Familiar phrasing

Elaine and I are back home after ten days visiting family and friends. “Family and friends”: what a bland phrase, so easily trivialized by the abbreviation ’n’ , so easily commodified into a “plan.” And yet the only words we have for our most important human relationships.

comments: 3

The Arthurian said... easily commodified, indeed. And lately the NFL has been ruining my Sunday afternoons with its "football is family" slogan.

Evidence of the victory of the supply side.

Michael Leddy said...

Oh brother. If football is family, then I have no family. See this post for an explanation.

Michael Leddy said...

But I have to add: our daughter is married to a guy who loves sports.