Tuesday, November 18, 2008
But who am I kidding other than myself? With my easily distracted attention, I never was much of a bingo player and the one great rocker I had fell apart several years ago and disappeared shortly after I sat it out on the front curb. Besides, our house has no front porch to sit on anyway. So I suppose playing soldier is as good a pastime as can be expected in light of what's happening to everyone here, on the homefront!
Forget the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. As this month's election showed, they've taken their place on a back burner to the newest and hottest issue, the war at home where Americans are now fighting desperately to salvage some modicum of life as we knew it! While I don't expect whatever comes through this to resemble what we had or what we were, I do hope that, should we ever end our foreign wars, our members of the armed forces will still have a nation to come home to.
In the meantime, I -- like most Americans -- will be fighting to hang onto my health in face of vanishing health care, clinging to and defending my savings and retirements from the onslaught of shriveling wealth. And that freeway overpass I've joked about for years as our possible future home? It's looking more and more feasible. The war is on and I suspect more and more of us will be joining up to fight it.