The “real” Lenny based his entire life around women and had a wildly successful, albeit chaotic, career doing so.

He got his Amy…was always great at getting women…keeping them, on the other hand, not so much.

I grew up in the country working on farms, too (not on my own family’s but as a hand on other people’s farms) and developing a certain sense of the sacredness of individual liberty and the right for a man to piss where to pleases. I’ve watched things slowly erode even in my time…but the weird thing I’ve noticed is that this restrictive feeling isn’t solely, or perhaps even primarily, in the law. It’s a general cultural attitude. A sort of authoritarianism has been growing in the air for the last decade, especially. I can’t quite place it, but I can feel it…it’s palpable…I think everyone can feel it.

I remember about ten years ago was the first time I heard an otherwise intelligent friend suggest that maybe we needed to start rethinking freedom of speech. Now, it’s a common debate, which I find horrifying.

Most annoyingly, it’s forced me to start speaking up more about politics (which I hate), because I’m not going to be one of the ones that stays silent while we careen down the slippery slope.

Anyway, that’s a ramble, it’s a subject that bothers me…

There was nothing political about Lenny and the guys. They are just people I met and that always seemed to have been born in the wrong time. They’re like temporal refugees. Some can say they can’t adapt…but maybe they were just too strong to give in. It’s really in the eye of beholder, I think.

anyway, rambling again. I believe I always meet people such as these because, deep down, I’m one of them.

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