Saturday, July 18, 2009

And That's the Way It Was

There are many things we take for granted in this world. And many things that, when they are no longer, makes us feel old, or dated.

Walter Cronkite died yesterday.

He was the voice of the news for most of my earlier years---from when I was a kid, through law school, and on into my early days with the Prosecutor's Office in the 1980s.

He was honest, objective, dripping with integrity...all things that we're sorely lacking in our news media these days. But beyond this, he was a link to our past---to the days of radio and World War II, the Space Program and Edward R. Murrow, to a time when everything seemed possible, and America's greatest days seemed still to come.

We'll miss you, Walter.

JEFFREY CAMINSKY, a veteran public prosecutor in Detroit, Michigan, specializes in the appellate practice of criminal law and writes on a wide range of topics. His books include the science fiction adventure novel The Star Dancers, the exciting second volume in the Guardians of Peace-tm series, The Sonnets of William Shakespeare, and the acclaimed Referee’s Survival Guide, a book on soccer officiating. All are published by New Alexandria Press, and are available on Amazon, as well as directly from the publisher.

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