Anonymous asked: You seem delightfully nerdy
This is anonymous, so I have to reply publicly. Thanks, but I’m just a twenty-first century Walter Mitty. I grade papers and write research papers because I have to. Every moment I can spare (and some moments I probably cannot afford to spare) is devoted to dreaming about a time that’s long gone—and may have never been here to begin with.
A time when a man wore a suit and a hat. When he was surrounded by devious thugs and even more devious femmes fatale. He’d slug the former. He might not hit a lady, but the tramp might not be a lady. Either way, he’d have a savage quip for her. Better that way. That’s what separates him from the brutes all around him. And that’s what a man is—a possessor of brute strength who is not himself a brute.