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Who’s On First?
A Masterpiece For The Taking
Musings of a Homemaker-Houghton Lake Resorter
Some of our most respected state senators conduct endless filibusters.
A few have ended in deadlocked debate over an outer space, government controlled, space communications network.
Russia continues to bombard us with undeniably magnificent advances
in the current space race.
We are content to ignore, as much as possible, the daily reports of peace talks.
America is lacking in the mastery of space.
In comparison to the USSR, we panic.
We are disbelieving, angered and bewildered, faced with a grim fact.
The industrially backward nation of
Soviet Russia has beaten our free, democratic society
in such an important area as space exploration.
We’ve listened, read and watched with mounting dismay, the multi-orbital flight
of two, now world renowned, Cosmonauts.
All but forgotten is this remarkable achievement which Russia has accomplished.
All but forgotten, in favor of a race to be first.
This has become an obvious, overlooked habit, of America.
We become so involved in the GAME we lose sight of the objective.
How discouraging to feel , after decades of war, this unrest be tween nations.
here is now the imminent danger of a contest for the control of space.
America is on the verge of discoveries in space about which no one is certain.
may be unknown; beyond comprehension to the science community.
Understanding the complexities of space is impossible for the average person.
The intricacies of securing good personal and community relationships, are right at our fingertips.
We know how to achieve them.
The country would profit from renewing our personal, community and neighborhood
A trip to the moon is not needed in order to renew them. We are a free people. There is a need to spend more time improving our own planet.
There is a need to restore a people to people togetherness and care network.
Such restoration is important to our nation.
An ocean was crossed to find America. The USA has always searched to find the better place, the better way.
We are the most respected nation in the world.
We have no need for “factual” propaganda if such a thing exists. * * *
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There I was at the age of 28, worrying about Russia. As a country, we couldn’t accept the fact, Russia had won race to the moon.
Where did I find such strong feelings of country, while facing responsibilities of raising three young boys and caring for a home and husband?
I became intensely involved in the state of the world,
the politics of this country, and the need for person-to-person communication.
The future seemed far away. The present weighed heavily.
Perhaps my interest in politics came from my Dad. His interest was strong.
My intense interest at twenty-eight was put aside
until much later in my life.
And by the time I reached sixty, Dad had passed from this life.
A renewed interest in politics, much like Dad’s,
had once again intensified.
Yes, I know we cannot ignore the state of this present world.
Over the years
I have not changed my mind. It all begins with “people”.
And now, I would add “Faith”.
Photography By Mary Anne Tuck
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