whale Orange Glow | Sea Cape Cod by Michael Mosier

Sea Cape Cod by Michael Mosier

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October 17, 2009

Orange Glow

Filed under: Blog — Michael @ 8:48 am

As we near Halloween, I was happy to get my pumpkins yesterday.  Not only was I happy to get those pumpkins, I was even happier when I looked at the size of them!  It doesn’t take much to make me smile.  I watched “Bill Moyer’s Journal” yesterday on PBS, the antidote for FOX “news”, and the last story gave an expose on the city of Santa Ana in Orange County, California.  The piece revolved around the plight of children and the lack of space for them to be just that–CHILDREN.  Having lived in Newport Beach and Laguna Beach, which are on the opposite spectrum of Santa Ana’s 70 percent Latino population at or near the poverty level, I know first hand what these neighborhood’s look like.  Chain link fences that keep children out of vacant lots that go unused is not only the saddest story I have ever heard, but it might be the most immoral.  With childhood obesity and diabetes on the rise–partly due to the lack of playgrounds in the heart of the cement sea that is a reality for millions of children throughout this country–it is up to community leaders like the woman who was profiled on Bill Moyer’s show last night to step up to the plate and fight a Goliath like city hall.  She stood up and WON.  One small piece of land–dusty, dirty gravel–in the roughest rated city in America to live in, is now the oasis of play for thousands of children who live in that one small neighborhood of Santa Ana, California.  “One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind,” indeed.  Have a wonderful Saturday!  Peace~ M

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