|Painting by Maureen O'Connor|
I would like to come out here and now as being very much against tweeting, except of course if you are a bird, in which case I think it is entirely appropriate and should be done whenever the mood strikes, or at the very least in emergencies. Tweeting, which involves ordering your thoughts and putting them out there for all the world to see, as long as they are less than 140 characters, seems to me the lowest depths to which humanity has sunk or will sink, God willing. Naturally, feeling as strongly as I do about tweeting, one can only imagine my disdain for retweeting. In addition, I think it should be spelled "re-tweeting," but I guess when you are counting characters, a hyphen matters.