Thanks to the interstate highway system, it is now possible to travel across the country from coast to coast without seeing anything.
Great things are not accomplished by those who yield to trends and fads and popular opinion.
You can find your way across this country using burger joints the way a navigator uses stars.
It does no harm just once in a while to acknowledge that the whole country isn't in flames, that there are people in the country besides politicians, entertainers, and criminals.
The everyday kindness of the back roads more than makes up for the acts of greed in the headlines.
To read the papers and to listen to the news.
.. one would think the country is in terrible trouble. You do not get that impression when you travel the back roads and the small towns do care about their country and wish it well.
The love of family and the admiration of friends is much more important than wealth and privilege.