So you want to be a travel writer, eh?
The Travel Channel takes you inside one of my favorite activities- the press trip (AKA media tour). It involves a lot more guts than it does glory, but without these type of invitations, we’d never be able to cover these locales for our readers or listeners. I don’t know any of the writers who were on this trip, nor have I been to Chile.
The writer through whose POV the tour is seen, provides more detail here:
She founded the Special Olympics. Her brother Jack would have been 92 this year, and the “baby”, Teddy, is 79. Mrs. Shriver had a husband with Alzheimer’s Disease, and a sister who was institutionalized after having a frontal lobotomy. I remember her as the mom of my baby brother’s friend Anthony. Given how long Rose Kennedy lived, one wonders about the longevity in that family line had so many members not died violent deaths.
You gotta admire the wealthy when they devote their lives to others.
George Sodoni admittedly hadn’t had a date since 1984 (half his life ago), and women didn’t give him the time of day:
Very few men his age hate their father and their mother.
Stephen Johnson and Paul Sekulich’s documentary on the International League Baltimore Orioles debuts:
I’m interviewed in the film about Montreal Royal Jackie Robinson.
The seventh annual Martha’s Vineyard African American Film Festival began this week:
I’ll be moderating the Filmmakers’ Panel tomorrow in Vineyard Haven.
Loneliness, anger, and resentment surrounding interracial dating are a volatile chemical mix:
Aside from taking things to the level of mayhem, how many lonely, dateless George Sodoni’s are out there in America? I don’t mean 25-year old, I mean men who have gone decades without affection?
Former President Bill Clinton does his best Jimmy Carter impersonation:
The Rev. Jesse Jackson used to be quite adept at this too. I wonder if Secretary of State Clinton could have facilitated the lady journalists’ release?
The third “D” would be depressed. A lack of female companionship is the root of plenty evil:
So is a lack of counseling.
The New York Times’ Bob Herbert believes sometimes it is right to fight: