Sometimes you hear the stories and sometimes you get to just live them.
Not wanting to brave a 17 hour Greyhound ride, I decided to rent a car for this leg of the journey. Â It was a bit overcast as I left the hotel and I shared my ride and story with ‘William’ the shuttle bus driver. Â A imposing, but gentle man, I am guessing he was in his late 40′s. Â He works,
- As a shuttle driver for the hotel, early mornings
- For the City of Tulsa,Â maintenance, rest of day
- Landscaping five homes, weekends
- And providing in-home elder care in the evenings
Hungry? Â Buck up. Â Need a hairbrush? Â Get over it. Â Keep moving. Â It only takes a glance in the rear view mirror to see the dark clouds and lightning. Â Keep moving.
Our country has been through a relentless storm. Â Two wars economically compounded by two huge tax cuts and a financial collapse brought on by a banking free-for-all. Â So when I hear a party platform that touts decreased regulation, decreased taxes, increased military spending, served up a with jingoistic middle east Â topping, all I can think is, keep moving.
Please America,Â keep moving.
Unrelated but somehow important. Â Just as I was crossing the Memphis-Arkansas Memorial bridge over the Mississippi River, this came on the radio (seriously),
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