I wasn't really making fun of efforts like those listed in this cartoon for The News-Herald. As a parent of three, I understand the importance of keeping all our kids safe. That said, as a Baby Boomer who never wore a bike helmet (despite more than a few daredevil rides Downriver!), and went through the annual burn-then-tan cycle every summer - I kind have to ask myself (and all of you) ... "How did we survive to adulthood?!" That's the Point!
Metro Detroit employers are probably feeling a little ill over the upcoming deadlines associated with health care reform. It's probably just a touch of the 24-month bureaucratic flu that's going around. That's the Point!
Off the Drawing Board: An alternative idea that I had for this topic, that I shared with the Crain's editorial team was in the form of a tribute to one of the greats - Charles Schulz, and borrowed his "Peanuts" characters for the gag.
July 4 ... Independence Day - we celebrate it with parades, fly-overs, fireworks, backyard parties and sometimes a beer or two. But what are we really celebrating? The usual, well-intended answers are "freedom" or "patriotism" and often "the sacrifices made by those who've kept us free." Well, none of those answers are wrong, but I would argue that what we are celebrating is the vision of a few men who drafted a blueprint for a democratic republic (the finest the world has ever had!) and set about making it work. And that work is ongoing - today, it's ours. So celebrate, be thankful and have fun as you mark Independence Day, but don't think the work is done - each generation must make its own contribution to secure the future of this great nation. That's the Point!
*sigh* I was out of town (on business) for this year's annual Cruisin' Downriver; but I inked this pre-Cruise comment before I left for last Wednesday's edition of The News-Herald. I'm sure that today, there's plenty of Cruisin' afterglow Downriver. That's the Point!