In Praise of Paul Simon

A severe head cold has kept me MIA lately. It’s subsiding, and I hope to be back up to speed soon.

I did want to note the passing of Senator Paul Simon, one of the finest men in the U.S. Congress and the finest senator I’ve ever had the pleasure of being represented by – a man of honesty and a great friend to the arts. When he ran for president in 1987, those of us in Illinois who knew his quality were excited, but the rest of the country just made fun of his big ears and bow ties. They don’t realize what, in their silly superficiality, they rejected. He would have made a much finer president than anyone else we’ve had lately.

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