July 25, 2014

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The basket has a hole in it

This article on the complex issue of poverty in our nation will not be satisfying to those who have overcome monumental obstacles in achieving a lifestyle of abundance. Neither will the wealthy find comfort in what is said. Nor will those who think our government should take care of the poor like what is said. As a matter of fact, I can think of no one who will applaud. But, if it helps us to think more clearly about the issues involved, then the pain of writing this will be worthwhile, particularly where children are involved.

I began my teaching career in Breathitt County and I taught language arts to the upper grades in a newly opened consolidated school. I was also basketball coach for the school and began in earnest to build a team from scratch. I had some fairly good players but needed a big boy to play center. And, there was one in my home room.