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Call It The Sears Tower If You Wish—Though It Does Have A Proper Name

Here is a picture of the Willis Tower in Chicago. This picture is from this afternoon,

The Willis Tower is the black building. It is the tallest building in Chicago and one of the tallest buildings in the world. You can go up on top of it and look around.

The Willis Tower is the former Sears Tower. The name was changed a few years ago.

I think I heard at least four different folks say today that they’d never call the building anything other than the Sears Tower.

I don’t care what anybody calls it other than to say the correct name of the building is the Willis Tower.

And I thought we were all supposed to be willing to adapt to change to be able to succeed in our globalized economy.

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August 14, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , | 6 Comments

Change Will Come When You Work For Change

Sometimes it seems that change can be a long time in coming.

President Obama’s agreeing to keep the Bush tax cuts for the most wealthy is very disappointing.

Republicans are, for the moment, revitalized ,just two after years after we got rid of George W. Bush and his incompetent administration.

Above you a see a picture I took last week of an old change machine at an otherwise demolished  car wash in Houston.

Change will never ever come from that machine.  Grass is growing all around that machine.

Nobody is going to make change for you.

Change will come when you work for it. If you limit your involvement to a voting machine every 4 years, you will never get any hopeful change.

Just voting for Democrats in 2008 was not enough.

Even if you vote in every election, that is not enough.

You’ve got to talk to friends and family, vote in every election, donate money, volunteer your time, write letters to the editor, call your elected officials, run for office yourself, and whatever else you can think of that would best use your talents.

I made this same point about your involvement in public affairs a few days ago on the blog. I’ve been making this point often of late on the blog.

I’m going to keep making this point.

Change will come when you work for change. It won’t come automatically from someone else working for your hopes for this society.

You have to make the call to give your time and effort.

(Photo copyright Neil Aquino.)

December 8, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , | 2 Comments

Folks Sometimes Say There Is No Difference Between The Political Parties, Yet This Is Not True

People often say there is no difference between the two major political parties in our country.

The health care vote in the House last night shows that this is not the case.

While counting on Democrats can be frustrating for liberals, think of the difference it will make in people’s lives to have greater access to health insurance.

Great legislation like Social Security or Voting Rights comes along only so often. But when it does arrive, it helps people for years and years.

Liberals rarely have the upperhand in our Federal Government. Yet the impact of liberal legislation is lasting.

We were promised hope and change by Mr. Obama. In this very important matter of health care reform, hope and change is exactly what appears to be on the way.

November 8, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , | 3 Comments