I'm sure we've had more tumultuous times in our history, but the last few weeks really makes you stop and wonder.
I'm listening to an all news radio station out of Philadelphia as I write this.
Homicides, gun thefts, drought, fires, dysfunctional government on several levels, cheating members of congress, cheating Olympic athletes, deadly crashes, deadly fires, massive storms, a fragile economy, fraud, cyber crime, viruses, illness, product recalls, political turmoil...
On the other hand, we have new batches of young high school and college graduates, eager to go out and change the world. We have public service agencies that are always willing to lend a hand. There are honest athletes who are proud to represent their nations.
Yes, we all deal with train wrecks on a daily basis. There are times it's hard to see beyond that. It really gets you down. It makes you want to close the curtains, turn up the air conditioning, turn out the lights, and shut out this troubled planet.
Hard as you try, you just can't do that. You have to live. And work. And survive.
This is one of those meandering blog entries that comes to no real logical answer. No brilliant conclusions.
As I'm fond of saying, it's just one foot in front of the other. Maybe tomorrow will be a better day.