I don’t know if the world really is going crazy around us or if this is just the conceit of age but there was a time when I thought all was unfolding as it should (apologies to Thoreau). Now what I see seems a far cry from what so many of us envisioned in our youth. I know many of my friends and acquaintances agree and share a deep concern for the direction our world is taking. It seems to me a time to speak out, so this is my effort to do just that. These are some of my thoughts. I know it is presumptuous to think they have merit to share but I’ll give it a try anyway. I’d love to hear your response to them.