Reality Check: Life is Short

Governor Mark Sanford must be relieved. He’s just been bumped from the front page of every national newspaper by the headline, “The King is Dead.” (I’d have to disagree with that proclamation since the Real King died back on August 16, 1977 – although the Real King’s daughter married the “King of Pop.”)

Back to my point.

Expect a blackout of Biblical proportions on political news over the next week as every media outlet examines every jot and tittle of Michael Jackson.

Us middle-aged guys however, will really be mourning the death of that incredible embodiment of sex appeal, Farrah Fawcett, who also passed away today from cancer at the age of 62.

And let’s also not forget Ed McMahon as the footnote of the last week.

All this goes to prove that we are getting older and reality is setting in that no one gets out of this world alive.

So at the end of the day, some of us may be mortal political enemies but we are still human, suceptible to error, sin and entropy.

Give each other a break every once in awhile.


  1. Good advice.

  2. Iris Lynch says

    And sadly, the ‘loved and noted’ have not really contributed to the betterment of our lives, just fleeting ‘good feelings’. You mean there were absolutely no bards to note nor melodies created other than THE STAR SPANGLED BANNER 230+ years ago? Or were our ideas of what was important in our lives so different?

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