I was thinking of the time when I was 13, sitting on the tall steps of our girls’ dormitory at Acadia Baptist Academy on the prairie out from Church Point, in south Louisiana, with my friends as we projected our futures.
I announced that I planned to be very, very old; possibly living to be 79, which meant I would still be alive at the turn of the 20th century, 2000. They laughed, which was fine, since I said it to be funny. That year was 1934.
Where do we begin our thinking of the latest horror in our country?
Collectively, I believe, all of us were shocked in hearing the news of the bombing in Boston this past week, on Patriots Day in Boston, during the running of the Boston Marathon. Although the carnage did not replicate the loss of life during 9/11, the impact was still one that riled us all.
All of us can feel the meaning of the history of the city of Boston.
Without driving an issue into the ground, we now have seemingly survived the shutdown at the federal level. The purpose of today’s comments is not to attack the Affordable Care Act. I am simply commenting on the state of affairs in Washington and to a lesser extent in Baton Rouge. There is too much bitter partisanship. Elected officials should be “partisan” to the taxpayers.