“Don’t join the book burners. Don’t think you’re going to conceal faults by concealing evidence that they ever existed.”
Dwight David Eisenhower, the 34th president of the United States from 1953 to 1961
Eisenhower was a military leader and a Republican statesman and politician. It’s amazing how much the Republican Party has devolved since Ike was at the helm. Today’s Republicans are all about banning books and about concealing evidence that any wrongdoings, particularly racially-oriented wrongdoings, ever existed in the United States. Ike must be rolling over in his grave.
Welcome once again to Fandango’s Provocative Question. Each week I will pose what I think is a provocative question for your consideration.
By provocative, I don’t mean a question that will cause annoyance or anger. Nor do I mean a question intended to arouse sexual desire or interest.
What I do mean is a question that is likely to get you to think, to be creative, and to provoke a response. Hopefully a positive response.
The other day my wife said something about getting a do-over related to something that happened years ago. She said that she wished she could go back and do something different. I hope she wasn’t referring to having married me!
In any event, that got me thinking about this week’s provocative question, which is…
If you could have a second chance at just one event in your life, what would you choose? What would you do differently? How do you think your life would be different now?
If you choose to participate, write a post with your response to the question. Once you are done, tag your post with #FPQ and create a pingback to this post if you are on WordPress. Or you can simply include a link to your post in the comments. But remember to check to confirm that your pingback or your link shows up in the comments.
It’s March 23, 2022. Welcome to Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (aka, FOWC). I will be posting each day’s word just after midnight Pacific Time (U.S.).
Today’s word is “standard.”
Write a post using that word. It can be prose, poetry, fiction, non-fiction. It can be any length. It can be just a picture or a drawing if you want. No holds barred, so to speak.
Once you are done, tag your post with #FOWC and create a pingback to this post if you are on WordPress. Please check to confirm that your pingback is there. If not, please manually add your link in the comments.
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