And finally, the third point was that “I’m amazed by conservatives who rightly fear the economy is threatened by too much debt and favor budget cutting and austerity (I put you in this camp given your concerns about school taxes, for one), but seem blithely unconcerned about the harmful consequences of continued dependence on fossil fuels. Why is business as usual in the former not acceptable (witness the recent government shutdown) but business as usual in the latter is taken for granted, or when challenged, characterized as “realism.””
Quite frankly, we found the third point to be the most interesting, as it presents much about which to ponder. Plus we are most happy to share other points of view on any issue including this one. Hopefully it will lead to yet more thought and discussion which we always think is a step in the right direction. After all, it is the mark of a well educated person to be able to articulate both sides of an issue.
On a completely different subject, we note that we have been loaned, for our reading enjoyment, a collection of Cooperstown school catalogues. Interestingly enough, this collection does not duplicate at all any of the school catalogues we have, a fact we found somewhat surprising. Plus we were pleased to realize that this collection included the 1930-1931 catalogue which included information on the Class of 1930, our mother-in-law’s class. With the addition of this information we now know that our father-in-law, Charles D. Ellsworth, Class of 1925, was class president, our mother-in-law, Enid Louise Brady, Class of 1930, was class vice-president, and our late husband, Gerald B. Ellsworth, Class of 1965, was class prophet. We hasten to point out that we held no such positions in our high school class, which undoubtedly explains a lot.