Greetings and salutations from the sand, sun and surf of Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and the beautiful, sunny, rather temperate island of Nantucket! Great to be with you once again on this 24th day of July, 2013, a nice Wednesday morning around the nine o’clock hour, as I have adopted what Bill Murray stated in an old skit from National Lampoon’s famous “That’s not funny, it’s sick”, circa 1970 (a classic LP that I highly recommend), when he, being interviewed by Harold Ramis, both of SNL fame and countless movies to both their credit, stated, “I like to get up when the sun is warm, you know around 1:30 or 2 o’clock in the afternoon”, to wit Fred Rogers (voiced by Mr. Ramis) states, “I like to get up around 6:30″. To which Murray, playing an African-American great Bass player whom is being interviewed by Mr. Rogers retorts, “…..That’s insane man, you should sleep later, it’s better on your Constitution.” Yes, the dog days of summer are upon US all, even though I should not complain, for the natural air conditioning system of the ocean here in Hyannis/Hyannis Port works like a charm most of the time. President Obama will give a speech today regarding the economy, but I have to say, I was struck by his candor and grace, as always, regarding this case that has gripped the nation, the Trayvon Martin killing. Race in this nation is Paramount and so too is the need to get a grip on gun control. But knowing what the political landscape IS in D.C. these days, makes it hard to see anything changing for those young black kids who are just trying to find their way out of poverty, drugs and violence, as we cut back on education and food for them to be able to succeed, like so many of our youth today. My prayer is, as always, to find a way forward– sea through the darkness of ignorance and intolerance and make a path that truly embodies that ideal in the words of our leaders many moons ago who created this great country, “that we hold these TRUTHS to be self evident…that all men are created equal”. Now here’s Tom with the weather! Have a great day and week ahead folks and keep it tuned to seacapcod.net, the only news source that won’t pull the wool over your eyes. PRESERVE THE WILDERNESS! Peace~M
July 24, 2013
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