As I look back over my 73 years of life I see many highlights, some significant stumbles and very few regrets. Looking forward into the future I have one haunting fear: the state of the nation that my generation bequeaths to our grandchildren might be one of a country in decline.
Don’t misunderstand me. I believe that America is a great nation. Physically, it is vast in size and resources, stretching between two oceans and touching on five Great Lakes that hold 21% of the earth’s surface fresh water; it is studded with magnificent mountain ranges, from the Rockies in the west to the Appalachians in the east and crisscrossed by 3.5 million miles of rivers. There are five large deserts in the west and lush croplands stretching from coast to coast. Without a doubt, its breadth of diversity knows no equal. Continue reading “Looking Back, Again”