This woke female writer of the Babbling Bear is going to graduate and start a job with one of the legacy newspapers in the country. The paper (I hear that some people still read paper copies), is far more center than the Babbling Bear. When I applied for the job, I took the opportunity to look at both sides of the issues that I was taught at Cornell were not debatable. I thought that those who questioned climate change, evolution, and DEI were evil, toothless Trump voters. I thought the First Amendment was a legacy of racism, sexism, xenophobia, and homophobia. I thought that free speech was hate speech. But now I see than many of my columns in the Babbling Bear were childish. As some great writer who went by the name of Paul (I don’t know his last name), and who apparently transitioned into a man, said, “When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me. For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.”
While I don’t plan on transitioning into a man, I too will put the ways of childhood behind me and look at Both Sides Now.
See you at graduation.