When it comes to foreign policy, things can get a little sticky. We, as Americans, want to protect the innocent, but I believe saving the world from complete communist domination in 1944, set a tone for our foreign policy today — a tone that, at this point, is way out of tune.
Americans have a hero complex and the rest of the world knows it. When I think of a visual analogy of America and the way we relate to other nations I see us as an over-zealous elementary gym teacher and everyone else as the first graders on the floor that just can’t keep still.
One day this past week, Marnie, her son Cade and I had a wonderful day with my church granddaughter, Lori and her son Russell, who is a year older than Cade.
I wasn’t sure how the boys ages 12 and 13 would do on first acquaintance, That seems like an awkward age, but they did super fine. It was too cool for them to spend time in the pool as was planned, but Cade had a new drone Jonathan had bought him with a camera on it , and Russell had some other fancy mechanical gadget, so that kept them busy, plus their huge backyard was a great place for them to ride around in the 4-wheeler.
One of my favorite parts of being a journalist is going out, meeting new people and learning their story. Even when I was in school, other students took notice of how passionate I was about feature writing.
If you’re not familiar, features are those sort of “timeless” stories. They don’t really tend to change the world, but in my mind, they’re pretty important. Telling people’s stories — letting individuals tell others about their lives and the mark they’re leaving on the world — is one of the ways future generations will understand who we are now.