August 10, 2004 -
I still wear kilts almost daily, as I have for almost 4 years now. Most of the time I get no reaction at all. When I do get reactions, they are mostly positive. Sometimes I get behind-the-back snickers or some very insecure guy making a "fag-in-a-skirt" type of comment. I shrug it off, but I've been through a lot in my life and being put down just makes me that much more determined to do what I think is right.
Most people aren't like that though and won't put themselves on the line as I often do. Most people want the safety and security of numbers. That's not a bad thing -- not everyone is cut out for the pioneer life. Society needs its shopkeepers and bankers too.
Here's the good news:
In September of 2004, CBS will be airing a prime-time television series, "Center of the Universe" featuring John Goodman again as a family man. This time he has a young son who has discovered his Scottish heritage and wears kilts (and plays a bagpipe, rather poorly). Judging from the previews, this could be a running theme throughout the series.
Good things are happening.