Lament for days gone by

That the death of Walter Cronkite, the voice of the world in America’s living room for decades, should occur at a time when traditional media is getting battered by the up-to-the -minute news access on the Internet, is perhaps fitting. A living legend has passed into memory. Tragic, but a sign of the times.

Others who knew Cronkite far better than a little girl in front of the television ever would, have penned loving and awed tributes to his iconic career, his work ethic and personal grace. One of the most honest remembrances I’ve seen came from ABC’s Stu Schutzman.

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We ARE the world …..

Welcome to my blog

Global Citizen

– where you’ll find discussion, observation and analysis of issues facing people of the world today.

For years, I advocated the belief that events in a far flung Pakistani, Bulgarian or Zimbabwean village should matter to every citizen of the world for we are all intertwined in some way. Nowadays with the advent of the Internet age and common threats like climate change, more and more people ascribe to a similar view. Yet even as all our individual worlds have expanded with tools like Facebook and Twitter and the ease of digesting news in pithy sound bytes, we remain divorced from each others’ lives in disturbing ways that promote misunderstanding and conflict.

I’m not sure if it’s coincidence, destiny or divine providence but the day I sat down to write this first little missive happened to be the same day of Michael Jackson’s memorial.

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