I'm Not Done With This Fight Yet!
By Jeffrey Bennett, Editor and Publisher
|Jeffrey Bennett, Editor and Publisher|
June 25, 2003 - On this day in history, George Armstrong Custer received his final haircut!
Like it or not, it’s time to write. Whether one has time or not – there is work to be done. In my April 21st column entitled, Sanctuary, Sanctuary!, I spoke of the planned changes affecting my family. Changes are taking place – but not the way we planned.
It was once said by one whom I have not spoken with in over a decade, that amongst the greatest achievements one can experience as a parent is to raise your children to the point where they are ready to experience life on their own terms – and pray that you have done your job well. For this we, as parents – dedicate our lives from the moment of birth. Yes, the children are spreading their wings and leaving the nest (We love them – but thank God!) But our life is not to be what we expected – they’ll be no mountain retreat for us at this time. Instead, we shall remain in the desert – but in a new location.
On July 1, we will have been in our home for 13 years. Seven days from then we will be moving out. Our new digs are located 40 miles from here (40 – there’s THAT number again. 40 days and 40 nights – 40 years in the wasteland – well, you get the idea!) in a more open area. The air is clearer, the skies are darker (naturally), which will allow us to actually see the stars at night. We’ll be smack dab in the middle of a valley surrounded by (small) mountains. Golf course is over the hill (but then, I don’t golf – I use the balls for target practice – at a distance - they look just like the beady little eye of some jack-booted thug!). There are two small, stocked lakes in the community and I can take a small canoe or 2 man (no PC crap here) sailboat out on the water for the day. Of course I can cover the length of the lake in about 10 minutes on a breezy day. Lots of hiking and nature trails. The funny thing is, that it is a planned community started years ago by Charles Keating – yeah - THAT Keating – you know, the Manchurian Candidate’s good friend. Charley lost it in the S&L fiasco, but he was a man with tremendous vision. And I say that with respect. My company’s dealings with him were always good.
So, what's the deal with the Front Page blurb, "It's on to San Jacinto..."? That's where the Texicans shouted "Remember the Alamo" and the freedom of the Lone Star state was won. Why can't we remember the lessons of history. I want my freedom back! See you in a little bit.
Without Apology I am,