These are troubling times for those that came of age during the explosion of the “counter-culture” during the 1960s. Nearly half a century later, aging flower children are wondering whatever happened to giving peace a chance or the anticipated dawning of the Age of Aquarius.
At the memorial service for the fallen officers in Dallas, President Barack Obama observed that “if we cannot even talk about these things – if we cannot talk honestly and openly, not just in the comfort of our own circles, but with those who look different than us or bring a different perspective – then we will never break this dangerous cycle.”
After hearing about the two most recent shootings of black men in other states, as well as the shootings of five law enforcement officers and a few others in Texas, my heart and mind “double team” my thinking as I hear a persistent, painful inward voice asking both my heart and mind a series of questions.
Cancer was once known as one of the most stubborn and undefeatable diseases of all time. Luckily and gratefully, through the ages cancer research groups, scientists, medical associates and cancer prevention advocates have worked diligently to find new ways to eradicate its vicious sting and devouring death bite.