Thursday, August 30, 2012

CARTOON of the DAY: Tranquility Base

The News-Herald - August 29
They traveled to the Moon in make-shift rocket ships constructed of discarded appliance cartons and equipped with old bike parts and transistor walkie-talkies. The Moonscape looked very much like the backyard of 18022 Hinton (my boyhood home in Riverview). They were us - the Downriver boys of the 1960s, inspired by Neil Armstrong and all the members of the NASA Astronaut Corps.

We never made it to the Moon. Heck, we never made it into space. But we made it - in various vocations and avocations - successful because real American heroes like Neil Armstrong made us believe that we could accomplish great things. We'll miss Neil Armstrong, and all his fellow Astronauts as they age and pass. But we have the ability to pass along the self-confidence and inspiration that they gave our generation to the next one.

There's a full Moon on Friday night. I encourage all the aging Downriver boys of the 60s to take their kids and grandkids out to look at it. And tell them about Neil Armstrong, and all the Americans who reached and walked upon the Moon, and convince them that they too can reach for the stars.
That's the Point!

Monday, August 20, 2012

CARTOON of the DAY: Back to Sch ... NO!!!

The News-Herald - August 8
Where are all the happy, dancing kids I see in the Back-to-School TV and Internet advertisements who are so excited about their new clothes, shoes and school supplies? Not at my house, that's for sure!
That's the Point!

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

CARTOON of the DAY: Paying (and Paying) to Park

Crain's Detroit Business - August 6
Detroit has returned to being a wonderful destination for dinner and entertainment of all sorts. Just be prepared to have the cost of your outing significantly increase if need to park. If only we had that regional light rail - many of us could leave our cars home, and that transportation option would drive down the cost of parking for those who still choose to motor into the Motor City!
That's the Point!

Monday, August 13, 2012

CARTOON of the DAY: Serious About a World Series Option

The News-Herald - August 12
Two losses in Texas over the weekend and a two game lead for the White Sox over our Tigers in the division means we Tiger fans may have to make alternate post-season plans. Maybe Downriver?
That's the Point!

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

CARTOON of the DAY: Primary Concern

The News-Herald - August 5
I have a primary concern ... it's about the August Primary Election. I've heard many neighbors and friends (too many!) say, "... it's just a primary," or "I'm waiting for November ..." There's no such thing as "just" a primary; and voters who wait until November already have their choices limited by those (few) who voted in August. This August 7, get out and vote in the Primary - it's your right and, more importantly, it's your responsibility!
That's the Point!