Beneath my hardened exterior beats a wanting not yet fulfilled. Am I like you? Are you like like me? Are we the disrespected among the mass of our community because we speak softly, with opinion we write, we keep to ourselves, are we a hidden muzzled minority?
Does History record our achievements in grand headlines or can they be seen in the script of the measured advance of civilization recorded by the multitude of post episode reporting? I hope so.
As Americans, we decide whether or not to live our lives in quiet desperation or on the thin edge of emotion. Passions are birthed out of the bubbling cauldron of emotions stocked full during our youth but, through time, diminish from the riggers of aging as I try to describe in the following.
Money to incarcerate, none to educate.
What's our future ? Where's our priority ?
Are we dumbing down America, the World ?
Dumbing down to give few, too much.
Have you no shame? College students
Must borrow to learn, their learning
Improves the lot of all Americans.
Congress is eating our seed corn !
Holidays are a time to give honor
To those who give of themselves,
Who willing give making your life
Safer, happier, and worth living.
If your not of immigrant ancestry,
You're of Native American linage
Who are awash in casino gambling.
Immigrants learn gambling easily.
It's will to live, beyond all else,
That drives people to longer life.
Having the will, is no guarantee,
Breathing longer is the answer.
Ronald C. Downie