I was reminded the other day of a story about a little boy. His parents took him to see a concert performed by a great pianist.
There has been a lot of talk over the past few weeks about the status of the Confederate battle flag and its meaning in the United States today.
Aside from a few extremist voices, much of the discussion is based on American heritage, whether it is the descendants of slaves or the descendants of Confederate soldiers.
As Americans we are facing some tough times in our country.
Our families will feel it, the average American will struggle to make ends meet. In all of this we need to keep a perspective of right and wrong. This will be the playing field where our friends and family will be able to see a model of moral absolutes.
“Summertime and the livin’ is easy.”
As much as I love that song and the man who wrote it, I am no fan of the actual season. And, at least in South Louisiana, the livin’ ain’t easy during the dog days. Ask anyone who works outside, as I did for some years. The heat is soul sucking.
In the Information Age there is a lot of junk out there. And as avid consumers of the media, we have the great pleasure of wasting a lot of time, whether we are watching a TV news program, scrolling through our Facebook timelines or even – you guessed it – reading a letter from the editor.