I’ve always rooted for the underdog. My Catholic parents raised me to practice compassion toward those in need. This was the 1960s and the birth of President Lyndon B. Johnson’s War on Poverty and our nation rose up to the challenge. I was an 18-year-old eager to lend a hand and was thrilled to be … Continue reading
Category Archives: Nostalgia
Easter egg baskets: It’s never too late!
By Ron Cooper Easter Day. A middle-aged man carries an armful of wrapped sweets to the checkout counter at a drugstore. Two of them slip from his grasp and tumble to the floor. I stop to retrieve them and casually remark: “Wow, I guess your kids are going to be happy receiving these today!” … Continue reading
Nostalgia: I miss eye contact
By Ron Cooper Call me a dinosaur, but I miss a simpler time without pinging notifications, YouTube commercials and trending Twitter topics. I miss eye contact. I was taught that steady eye contact and a firm handshake came from promise-keepers, truth-tellers and people of admirable character. Eye contact served me well as a cub reporter … Continue reading