If you haven't read yesterday's blog post, you should do so for context before you read on.Oddly enough, the day after we saw the film, Bobby, the NY Times published the following op-ed. Although Gail Collins' premise had to do with women politicians, it applies to men, as well.And provides one . . .
I don't know how I missed the film, Bobby, back in 2006, but I made up for it the other night. It was surreal to be sharing this look back with M, whom I met in the late 1960s.The film was remarkable. An incredible ensemble cast included Anthony Hopkins, Lawrence Fishburne, Harry Belafonte, Emilio . . .
I was raised in a household in which the air was filled with conservative rhetoric. "Lunatic liberal" was my father's term for progressive thinking. "Socialized medicine" was the pejorative he, a physician, used to describe his dismay at the direction medicine was heading.Those terms were . . .
I support the president. I do. And I think having him in office is better than having any one of the intellectually-weak right wing cabal in the White House.I'm proud that the country was ready to elect a mixed-race president.But it makes me nervous that he was't ready for the office he holds.I am . . .
I was raised in a household in which the air was filled with conservative rhetoric. "Lunatic liberal" was my father's term for progressive thinking. "Socialized medicine" was the pejorative he, a physician, used to describe his dismay at where medicine was heading.Those terms were pronounced at the . . .
"If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich." - John F Kennedy . . .
One minute, we're congratulating ourselves about how far we've come that we can elect someone like Obama. The next we're reminded of how far we've sunk when we see the brain trust of the right wing, Sarah Palin, wearing a campaign hat with McCain's name crossed out, and her husband wearing an . . .
There's so much talk about hardening of the arteries, at least among my age group. Stents. Bypasses. Diets. Medication.But over the past year or two I've noticed another big problem: hardening of the heart.And I've seen it on both societal and individual levels.On the macro level, some of us spawned . . .
One great outcome of being grown up is the coalescing of my political and social beliefs the unequivocal knowledge of what they are. A solid conviction that I believe them in my heart, in my mind, at my core. That they inform everything I do.I always knew that I wasn't conservative, but it wasn't . . .
What M. and I are chuckling about this morning. But without much humor, as it rings so true. . . .