I think- therefore I am- Friday

August 22, 2008 at 11:30 am 2 comments

by Loraine Ritchey thatwb@yahoo.com

I am beginning to think that Lorain actually is instrumental in saving the “print media” of the area. We seem to be able to give them front page news every other day.

We certainly seem to be having our share of “the not so good news” stories in recent days, weeks and months but will it be enough to save the print media? You can’t say we aren’t trying.

It is a sad reflection on this city and county that some of those we elect – let us down- our trust and faith in their ability tarnished once again in the day’s headlines . The only comfort I find from all this ( apart from the fact that the media will be doing a great business) is that for every accusatory headline and political poser there are dozens of people who quietly go about the business of this city and county with professionalism and pride. You won’t hear about them because they are too busy doing a day’s work for a day’s pay and getting on with their lives.

Antisthenes the Cynic

Will the Cynic Among Us please Stand Up

Cynic: as “a faultfinding captious critic” who “believes that human conduct is motivated wholly by self-interest.“Cynical” as “contemptuously distrustful of human nature and motives.”

I used to be full of vim and vigour when it came to making a difference and as has been noted here and elsewhere in my writings- I have become jaded and I don’t think I am alone… The other day I sat with a group of people whom I admire and trust but as they were talking about the plans they had -my “dark self” crept in to dampen the enthusiam….

“what the hell” -I thought “you have no right throw a wet blanket on these ideas… these people are trying and if they fail they do so not because you put your oar in and take the hope from them with your negativity

so I sat and smiled and remembered Jean Schaeffer ” Loraine never criticize anything that you aren’t prepared to change”

The individual must not merely wait and criticize, he must defend the cause the best he can. The fate of the world will be such as the world deserves.” Albert Einstein

Packing for Pleasure!!!!
The trip may be a pleasure trip but packing for it certainly isn’t – this day an age of what you can carry – what you can’t – will it be cool- rainy- hot .. and how many days of “big knickers ” to pack before we can do laundry ……


Entry filed under: Brit take, personal opinion.


2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. renee dore  |  August 23, 2008 at 2:15 am

    It is a pain and stressful now but a few hours into the flight over that ocean heading back to England will make it seem all worth it……or at least when you’re sipping a pint in a pub….Renee

  • 2. Loraine Ritchey  |  August 23, 2008 at 10:04 am

    Fiorst thing I am going to do is go to the bakery and get a “crusty farmhouse loaf” and a pork pie and branston picklle ……. and “breathe” Loraine

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