By Norma Zager
“When you’re finally up on the moon, looking back at the earth, all these differences and nationalistic traits are pretty well going to blend and you’re going to get a concept that maybe this is really one world and why the hell can’t we learn to live together like decent people?” Frank Borman
Life is an interesting dynamic. Yesterday while standing in a jewelry store I struck up a conversation with two women. Talk of the economy became the focus and while they complained about current circumstances, one suddenly noted that if it weren’t for the fact that all those other people in the middle of the country were crazy, things would be better.
By Norma Zager
“I see America, not in the setting sun of a black night of despair ahead of us, I see America in the crimson light of a rising sun fresh from the burning, creative hand of God. I see great days ahead, great days possible to men and women of will and vision.” Carl Sandburg
From time to time Ari and I disagree about certain points or conclusions in a postcard, then we present both the original point and its counter-point.
Although I can concur with Ari’s conclusions that our armed forces are not as greatly esteemed as deserved, I must with all due respect disagree with his appraisal of America’s potential to rise quickly and effectively as a nation in the face of an adversary. [Will We Prove Worthy? published June 22, 2011.]
By Ari Bussel
I remember walking with my grandmother, of blessed memory, in the main city street of Rehovot, Israel. It was an experience to remember, and I do to this very day. Every few steps we were stopped by people greeting the Teacher Rivka, generations of former students, in a city where once everyone knew each other.