I remember where I was when FDR died. (In the back of my classroom choosing books to take home to read. I got hysterical at the news and my mom had to come and get me.)
I was crazy about Adlai Stevenson and if I had been old enough I would have voted for him.
When JFK was assassinated, I was a heartbroken, terrified mom trying to explain to two frightened young children that no matter what happened next, we would keep them safe.
In 2001, when the buildings at the World Trade Center collapsed after terrorists drove airliners into them, we were telling our frightened grandchildren the same thing.
That's what we're all doing on these pages. We're trying to keep everyone safe.
More about me: I live in a small but cozy cabin on an island off of Michigan's Upper Peninsula, a 15-minute ferry-ride and 60 miles of back roads to the nearest McDonalds.
My years of living in or near Detroit with people who labored to make steel or build cars or actually contribute to the well-being of our society have stayed with me and colored my views, and, as a result, I'm more than just inclined to speak out against those who have cruelly altered our country in ways that were unimaginable even a couple of decades ago.
Labor Day Parade - Detroit, 1953
My goal here is to draw attention to the issues, to expose the liars, crooks, and cheats, and to encourage and support the good guys--the women and men who work tirelessly to make the changes we'll need in order to combat and defeat the status quo.
It not only can be done, it must be done. Our voices together can make it happen.
NOTE: Follow me at Dagblog, my second home It's the place they like to describe as: Sassy, left-leaning blogging, cutting across politics, business, arts, world affairs, stupid humor, smart humor, sports, social justice, and whatever we want.
I also sometimes cross-post at Open Salon, and I'm a guest contributor at The Reaction. My posts appear often on Mike's Blog Round-Up on Crooks and Liars.
You can find me here, too:
And if these things are important to you, my professional profile is on LinkedIn, as well as on Muck Rack.
(Oh, and in case you haven't figured it out, I'm 75 years old. If just reading that is already freaking you out, get over it. I'm fine with it, and if you stick around you'll get used to it, too. lol)