Here are some random thoughts on recent news stories. First, if Mr. Libby is as forgetful as his lawyer claims, he must not be competent to do the job of chief of staff to the Vice President of the United States. If he is less forgetful, he is lying. Clearly, the jury thought he was lying.
In the matter of Rufus Sanders and his brother; it is too bad that Eugene Sanders didn't get a chance to rise higher in the Sandusky system. There is this line about prophets and hometowns which seems to be accurate. There are many other bright young people who were raised and educated here who have chosen to leave for better opportunities than were available to them here. Many of them are persons of color, others are not. We must find a way to help these young persons begin their careers here, even if they later leave for wider opportunities in larger cities. Eugene Sanders moved on to larger venues, but clearly feels affection for his hometown. I think that the fact that his brother stands up for him is admirable. Rufus Sanders, too, had to move elsewhere for a larger venue for his talents. We are lucky he continues to share them with us, even every other week. I would love to read more of his writings. What a talented family!
The world can ill afford to lose the Jerry Wertzes of this world. He will be much missed, and I fear that, except for his family, few of us recognized his true worth. I hope that there will be others who will step up to try to fill the void he has left. I know that Sherry and Jennifer will also try. These are two wonderful women. Persons who have this kind of world view are very rare, and even rarer are those who are willing to stand up and do something about it.
Helen A. Spalding