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Old Jules had a way with words, telling it like it is. — kenne

So Far From Heaven

Jack wrote this on November 19, 2005:

Morning blogsters:

Today marks an event I never expected to see.

That old star that’s about to light things up is going to shake its head and shrug when it looks down and sees there I am again, come spang around it one more time.

Back in the late 1970s I had occasion to spend some time looking around nursing homes.  I managed to do it enough times and look them over closely enough to convince myself that we Americans haven’t kept our eye on the ball when it comes to living and being alive.

The people in those nursing homes are alive, but they aren’t overjoyed about it, and the life they’re living only has in common with actual life that the bodies and food are warm.  The caretakers roll them back and forth or they hobble between television sets, meals, games…

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Posted November 19, 2020 by kenneturner in Information

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