, Salem, MA


February 20, 2014

Anderson: Birthday thoughts, from Bode to Barack


Growing old is also limiting, of course. I once asked an older friend, “How are you?” and he said, “Fine, as long as I can get my prescriptions.” That was a new thought for me as I realized: I, along with many of my friends, already depend on a variety of little pills for chronic medical concerns! Come the revolution, it’s no longer a matter of getting, armed, to the hills ahead of the federalistas, but of finding a pharmacy there.

So, my birthday is over; the first day of the rest of my life began with a visit from Salem’s A&A Services, Sean Luddy on a ladder tied to the back porch, attacking the dams around my rooflines with his ice pick and probably preventing a water disaster I’d rather not have to face.

This is the lesson. When you have a potential problem with your home, call a reliable contractor. When you have a potential disaster in your country, elect a better congressman, senator, president. We all have our small roles to play in this coming election cycle: a column, a letter to the editor, talk radio calls and Facebook postings, discussions with family and friends, active support for a candidate.

If you’re still alive and reading this, your mission on earth may also be to help save America, Election Day, November 2014, 2016.

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