What are we asking of our parents and teachers these days? Where is the “right thing” to be found in a world of moral relativists and sinners, but seemingly devoid of saints?
In the corrosive wake of the decades-long Catholic Church child-abuse scandal, the recently revealed wide-spread secret NSA spying apparatus, and now the George Zimmerman ‘No Fault’ acquittal in Florida, and (lesser for sure) Tyson Gay-Asafa Powell drug failures in track, where, exactly, does one point to fair play and equal justice and not get a cynical smirk in reply?
Last Thursday the final San Diego all-comers Summer Nights Track & Field Meet of the season was staged at Lincoln High School. There, a wide-range of athletes in both talent and age ran and jumped in a joyous expression of human exertion. Amidst the scandals and scars of world politics and pro sports there remains a semblance of purity to these all-comers meets where the likes of Asafa Powell and Tyson Gay most likely got their starts, as well. (more…)