Hi Readers — I’m sorry to say, this is happening in MY town, New York City: Seven chess players have to appear in court for playing the game of kings on the stone chess tables close to a playground — a playground where adults are forbidden unless they are accompanied by a child.
Because, of course, any human anywhere NEAR a child who isn’t personally taking care of one MUST be a monstrosity.
Except these particular monstrosities quietly play chess together. Have for years. They even teach the local kids how to play. Terrifying!
Oh wise authorities: What makes a community? It’s people interacting, simple as that. People of different ages getting to know each other and, at best, even helping each other.
At least until it’s criminalized. — Lenore