April 25, 2009
During our recent local location election season, I was asked by the four or five people who read this column whether I would be writing about politics, candidates and such. Would I be adding my voice to this marketplace of ideas, planting a yard sign in the front lawn of your Saturday newspaper? And I gave it much thought. Then I decided I would not. And here’s why. Quite simply, I don’t think that the present time and circumstance in our world are aided by throwing yet another opinionated, dissenting and argumentative ingredient into the soup of political public discourse.