I woke up thinking of Arlo Gutherie’s lovely warm song “City of New Orleans.”
Good morning America, how are you. Hey don’t you know me, I’m your native son.” 636 more words
WANT TO KNOW WHY ENGLAND HAS NATIONAL HEALTH CARE?
From Sebastian Junger’s new book “Tribe”:
“Bristish historian have linked the hardships of the Blitz–and the social unity that followed–to a landslide vote that brought in the Labour Party into power in 1945 and eventually gave the United Kingdom national health care and a strong wlefare state, The Blitz hit after years of poverty in England, and both experiences served to bind the society together in ways the rejecterd the primacy of business interests over the welfare of the people. 174 more words
Self pity? I find as we walk forward we sometimes drag the shadow of melancholy from the loss of others who have passed, but I have found that shadow changes into a force of their lives that propel us forwards, and somehow I believe they are looking through my eyes and I’m showing them their lives have meaning to others and me–and then I’m connected to a higher plane and enjoy the ride in first class with a wonderful view.