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    Can You Say Hero?

    I'm putting this article here simply because it's not "news", at least not in the way we know it.  It's also not current since it was published in 1998.  This is about love, and joy, and what it means to be a person ... it's about Fred Rogers.  I got to this Esquire piece via a review of "Won't You Be My Neighbor?" (a new documentary) in the NYT and the mention of an upcoming movie loosely based on it starring Tom Hanks to be released next year.

    In this age, when we're all feeling a bit more misanthropic than usual, reading this just might give your heart a breath and your lost better angel a reason to be revived.  And if that's too much of a stretch, it might at least make you smile.


    We're at a place where we're hungering for some kind soul to talk softly and calm our fears. This attention to Mr. Rogers couldn't have come at a better time. Good for them for seeing the need and filling it.

    Thanks, Ramona.  I couldn't agree more.



    A big, heart full sigh.  With so much talk and argument about tribes, we've lost the neighborhood.

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