No, I haven’t taken the Hippocratic oath. What I have done, and continue to do on a somewhat regular basis, is hurt Lion. Many times I’ll write posts that I think are okay, but actually cut too close. I did that this morning. We do it to each other sometimes although I cannot give a direct example at the moment. The point is, I don’t want to hurt him. Yes, I swat his butt and wrap his weenie in Velcro and that does hurt, but I’m talking about emotional hurt.
Generally Lion and I screen each others posts before they publish. Lion is very quick to agree to change his post if I don’t fully approve. For the most part, I think it’s okay if I don’t feel the same way he does. I can always write my point of view in my next post. He can do the same. Or we can add a comment to the post. Sometimes he writes a post and something about it bothers me but I can’t articulate it to him. I guess I need time for it to sink in and rattle around in my head for a while.
Anyway, I may already be forgiven, but I will be working all weekend to make up for the emotional whomping I gave Lion. He deserves so much more than I can give him.