Tuesday night is my usual time for writing this column. This particular Tuesday night, however, is also the night of the first State of The Union Address by “President” Bush, so I’ll be home in front of the TV, curled up in a fetal position, and sobbing inconsolably.
Without the time for my usual reasoned analysis, I offer instead some random thoughts on current events…
Ethnic Kurds flee Iraq! ~ Bombs rain down on Baghdad! ~ Saddam Hussein threaten retaliations against U.S.! ~ President Bush promises tax cut! ~ Hannibal Lecter Eating up the Box Office!…
Has anyone else noticed that it’s 1991?
There was a remarkable front page article in the Washington Post this last Sunday:
A Daughter’s Dream Lives at Scene of Her Death
by Jon Jeter; February 18, 2001; Page A01
Eight years ago, a 26 year old white American girl named Amy Biehl was killed by black South African protesters during the civil unrest that precipitated the fall of Apartheid. Now her parents have journeyed to the very village where she was slain and are working in the community to improve the living conditions of those who still live there. When the four young men who were convicted of killing Amy appeared before South Africa’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission four years ago, Peter Biehl publicly supported their plea for amnesty. As the parents see it, they are honoring their daughter’s life by carrying on her work.