I wrote this article for the Sarnia Journal his past week. Keeping my thoughts to under 500 words and on topic has served to be good exercise in being concise and clear.
Our values speak loud and clear. We prefer safety. We prefer the illusion of togetherness. We prefer quiet. We prefer ourselves, televisions and Internet connections. We prefer to have our kids indoctrinated by those things as well so that they are just like us and aren’t at risk to all the poorness, crime and different people. Those that opposed the Vineyard homeless shelter know what I’m talking about. We would rather hide our problems under the guise of education and wealth than display our need so openly on Mitton Street.