It seems fitting to me now that the Grateful Dead’s “The Rain Show” would be the last time I would ever hear Jerry Garcia’s voice live.
The fact that American adherents to those faiths can serve alongside each other, and for each other, is an American military accomplishment worth celebrating.
They say if you stare too long into the sandwich abyss, the abyss stares back into you, and when you wrestle with sandwiches too long, eventually you will come across a monster in the form of a sandwich.
Days of remembrance, such as this anniversary of the Challenger disaster, remind us that along with the memories and thoughts of what we felt comes a responsibility to teach the past and the lessons from it. Not just for recording the events, but in explaining to those who didn’t live through them what it was like.
“Cross-section of America” is a phrase that gets overused. In the lines snaking their way through the Capitol and around a rotunda occupied by the 41st president lying in state, it was made manifest. A living, breathing example of E Pluribus Unum, queued up in neat rows waiting to pass by the honored George HW Bush.