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An Oldie But a Goodie

My last post was a column-y piece that I decided to write on a whim. I hadn’t written one in a while, and I forget how much I liked them. So I decided to dig up something I wrote in my editorial writing class in 2008.

We (me and my fellow classmates) were told to write a Thanksgiving themed editorial (in 20 minutes). The best three were run in the Columbia Missourian Thanksgiving day as guest editorials. Mine was selected for publication.

I know it’s past Thanksgiving but take a gander anyway.

Right now the world is a scary place. The economy is horrible, the country is at war and pollution and global warming threaten future generations. Right now it’s easy to be cynical and curse the world you feel like you have no control over. But what does that accomplish? Nothing. If you really take a close look at your life, there is certainly something that you are thankful for. There is certainly something that gets you out of bed in the morning. There is certainly something you couldn’t do without. These are things we as a people need to focus on.

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