This summer will mark the 43rd anniversary of the first moon landing. I know, I know. That's not a real landmark date, but I just finished watching the HBO series "From the Earth to the Moon" and it got me to thinking about our country. Our President stated our intentions and thousands of Americans set their hat for putting us on the Moon before the decade was out. The entire nation's might was put to bear on the mission at hand. Engineers, physicists, scientists and a myriad of others spent every waking moment getting us there. Sure it was a time of unrest and controversy, but even those at ends with the country's problems still could find something to stand behind; our efforts to place a man on the nearest foreign body-our Moon. The mission patch of Apollo 11 had no names on it. That was done on purpose. The crew wanted the entire world to know that this was an event that included mankind, the world, not just three men. I can only wonder if that's the attitude we would encounter today. I understand that it is a dangerous blue and green ball we live on today, but still, I wonder what has happened. Moreover, what about our country? Would we be able to stand together, shoulder to shoulder, and put forth such a herculean effort? Today's major concerns run the gamut from Hollywood marriages to the condition of some trashy diva's poodle's diet to the newest video game. I don't hold a lot of hope that we would. What I do know is that there are still a few good folks. Folks like us. Those that hold God, our families, and our principles close to our hearts. The good ones. Something to think about as we finish out the week. Take care and have a good 'un.