A Long Story Short

Written by Mart Allen/h3>

Courtesy blog.Syracuse.com Good news and bad news

The first thing I do every morning is turn on the news. Before he died early this year my best friend Morgan Roderick and I compared notes on the passing scene at least once a week. You see we both came from the old school and never ceased to be bummed out by the direction we saw the country headed in. One of our favorite analogies was to compare our versions of current mores with those of our respective parents. I shudder to think that if the trend continues to paraphrase my old Uncle Mart, “What’s the world coming to?”

Today was one of those rare days when the news opened on a positive note. It was the news from Cleveland, Ohio about three young ladies escaping from an unbelievable nightmare. After the initial euphoria the questions begin. How could such a situation happen in the first place? Too often it seems to me that there is a failure to communicate between the police and parents.