Posts Tagged ‘ senior compassion ’

BEFORE THE STORM AND AFTER

Nov 1st, 2012 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

Before the storm, life was moving along rather normally. The campaign captured the attention of many, political commercials edged out most others, and gas prices continued to be high. Before the storm folk went about their routines and looked forward to the political season ending. Before the storm, grocery prices had been impacted by a major drought this summer. Youngsters looked forward to Halloween. The football season was in full swing. The World Series stirred interest.

That was all before. But there was more than that, for brewing down among those famous islands that draw tourists and offer retreat was a storm. A storm named Sandy. Within that storm stirred an omen of a greater storm. Weather forecasters were beginning to search for words to describe what they were seeing. It seemed



SENIORS WITHSTAND HURRICANES AND CONVENTIONS

Aug 29th, 2012 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

Whatever else may develop this week and next, it would seem that those seniors who have withstood what has already passed, have had quite enough. One wonders, in New Orleans and nearby communities, if the lack of shelter and staying in one’s own domicile is a better plan than having a safe retreat? It seems to suggest that “limited government” means “good luck,” “do the best you can,” and “when its over, we will come looking for you.”

Meanwhile the first of two conventions is spelling out its intentions for the future under the Republicans. Limited government and limited assistance, even for those who, with circumstances beyond their control, may face more disasters to come.

Interdependence and the dictum of being