Friday, September 08, 2006

One toke over the line...

Back in the 60s, we had three mottos. Make love, not war. Never trust anyone over 30. And, though we accepted the possibility that we would have to abandon getting high for awhile, drugs will be the antidote for our old age. You know, when the aches and pains might start interfering with the making love part.

The peace, love and youth stuff may have gone the way of bead curtains and head shops (except in San Francisco). But the recreational drugs part seems to have stuck.

According to Reuters, a U.S. substance abuse report published today says boomer drug use nearly doubled in the years 2002 to 2005 from 2.7 percent to 4.4. That's for people aged 50 to 59. It'll be interesting to see if it skyrockets as we retire from all those random-drug-testing corporations.

It's debatable if we actually made the world a better place. Even if you make GW’s elections an anomaly.

But looks like we really are going to go out happy.

For sure.

Wonder if I can find my old "love me and I'll ball you forever" windshield sticker.

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