Note #1: This is a highly personal diary but it touches on some important issues like education, prison reform, the drug war, the death penalty, war and peace, and man’s inhumanity to man. To the extent that it is self-indulgent, I beg your forgiveness.
Note #2: I’ve been reluctant to post this for both personal and political reasons. The personal will become obvious as you read, the political being all that’s going on right now such as the police state bullshit in MN, the repub convention and their ‘oh we’re so serious about governance’ choice of Palin for VeePee. But it occurs to me that there’s always going to be a lot going on, so I probably should just post it now that it’s not quite ready.
Part I – Words Are Like Poison
I believe that we all have a story to tell…here’s mine.
I wrote about growing up as an Army brat in An American Tale.
Life as a military dependent was a fascinating way to grow up and contributed much to the formation of my personal point of view. I would take nothing for the value I have derived from my interactions with other cultures. It taught me that deep connections are often made between profoundly different people, suggesting what has become a theme in my life – that we are all more alike than we are different.