Domenick J. Maglio Ph.D. Traditional Realist
By Domenick J. Maglio PhD. Traditional Realist
It is important to remember that politicians are people. They have children and pets. They have worries and hopes. They have faced obstacles and suffered losses.
Too often we gain only a very shallow understanding of who the politicians are. If you know that a politician has lost a child or survived cancer, it makes it easier to see them as a person. Even if you do not agree with them politically you may find that you have a lot in common.
Like most of our holidays, Mother’s Day began with a major religious connotation that has been largely overtaken by commercialism. Today’s celebrations also have been affected by such facts as:
At a time when space travel is taken for granted, many of us overlook the faith that made possible Neil Armstrong and Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin’s walk on the virgin dust of the moon half a century ago on July 16,1969.
Even more so, the faith that prompted the first European settlers to found the colonies that became what we now know as the United States of America seems all but forgotten.