Greetings and salutations from the sand, sun and surf of Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and the great island of Nantucket! Great to be with you on this Sunday morning, the eighth day of May, 2011, and a big HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY to all of the mother’s out there, not only in this country, but around the world, you deserve a whole lot more than a simple wish of gratitude and thanks for a job well done, but also a bigger thanks for what you do for this world at large, nurturing it when that is exactly what “it” needs right now…may you enjoy these flowers from Hyannis Port, home to another mother who is not with us any longer, but remains in my heart forever, Jackie Kennedy, who made a real difference in the lives of her two children, and, of course, our late, great President, Jack Kennedy. I pray you have a nice day and nicer summer! As the Sunday talk shows come on in a few hours, I will be interested to hear more about the “treasure trove” of information found in Pakistan, and thus, will make no more comment about it, I’m sure George Will, baseball expert, and too frequent a guest on ABC’s “This Week, with Christiane Amanpour”, will set us all ’straight’, as he espouses his vast knowledge onto the dolts (in his mind) who are on the show with him–never in my life have I seen a man with absolutely NO sense of humor, but if you watch that very fine Sunday morning talk show, take a gander at Christiane’s right, and you will see what I am talking about. The big story today, of course, is really all about the mighty Mississippi River, and the fact that it is, to the north, around Cairo, Illinois, a lake, and as all of that water begins to flow south in earnest, the levy systems the Army Core of Engineers put together in the 50’s will probably not be enough to stop the flood waters from breaching said levies, thus, causing major damage to so many whose lives have already been turned, many of them, upside down by the wicked tornadic activity in the past month and a half. This is also happening in my beloved Vermont, where Lake Champlain, a long ‘finger lake’ that runs along the Northern Vermont border with New York state starting roughly at Burlington, home to the University of Vermont, my alma mater, all the way south to, perhaps, as far as Stratton, Vermont– where, because of heavy snow melt and pounding rains, the lake is now flooding homes along the shoreline in a big way. So, on this Mother’s Day, I would like to again, wish every Mother in the world, especially my mother and my sister, both who live in Connecticut, a “Happy Mother’s Day from the Cape” once again, and send GOD’S SPEED to the people in the south, and north for that matter, as they deal with this mounting problem of water… Have a nice Sunday folks! PRESERVE THE WILDERNESS! Peace~M
May 8, 2011
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