When I was a kid, I thought the USA won all wars. I thought preachers were all holy and girls were all sweet. This is, in fact, my first rodeo.
Am I sorry that I'm naive, a chump, if you will?
You see, I live in my own little Garden of Eden, and for the most part, it's not a bad neighborhood. Oh, I have my cynical periods. Discoveries about the nature of the government. The church. The music business. Romance. At this stage of life, it's a pretty long list and I'm grateful that it's not longer.
What keeps me from becoming a mordant recluse? Kids and dogs and cats, I suppose. Oh, and pie. I love pie.