James Clay Fuller

Things We're Not Supposed to Say

Monday, November 22, 2004

A little time off

A bit more than a week after the election, my wife and I took some time off to visit in Los Angeles with the movie-industry contingent of our family. As soon as we returned, we came down with severe colds -- one of the lesser joys of having young grandchildren.

The time off was necessary. I confess to being uncertain yet about where to start again. Each day brings two, three or four items of bad news from the White House and usually a couple from the military. A majority of the really lousy news items are ignored by most of this country's corporate news outlets, and many of those that are used are underplayed or badly handled in other ways. The press, in short, is doing an even worse job than it did before the election.

Perhaps that's where I'll start, in a day or three, when I can breathe again. In the meantime, I've posted just below a strong and personal piece by an old friend who has appeared in this blog before.