TODAY’S REACH YESTERDAY’S SANDS BEACH

The Reach is one of Key West’s outstanding hotels. It porch dining sits on the best hotel beach in Key West. A jewel unto itself.

Steve Thompson describes the area in the 1970’s when no hotel sat there. It was mere sand, a beach. Known to residents at the time as the Sands.

At the south end of Simonton was the perfect spot. Stored the hobie and sailboard and hung out there a lot. We had no idea how good we had it. We all just took it for granted. The Catholic Church owned it and beer was a buck. When they sold it, it really did suck. Everyone went to Sands Beach. Now it’s a huge hotel called the Reach.

I chanced upon a love comment yesterday I had not read in years. Soul searching food for thought: ‘Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.

There is a sadness attached to the statement also. When love does not reoccur a second time, the loneliness is a never ending abyss.

Today a significant one in the annals of civil rights history. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his “I have A Dream” speech at the March in Washington while standing in front of the Lincoln Memorial.

When is the fetus a person? Today science, politics and religion clash over the issue. Answers many. Conception, fertilization (can be number of days or weeks issue), hint of a heart beat, and the ability of the fetus to survive outside the womb with the help of technology.

The law of a particular state depends on one of the answers.

How the law has changed!

When I began practicing law in New York in 1960, a fetus was not a person till born. Proof of birth was required. Like crying.

Abortion was a crime at the time. Not because abortion was the killing of a person. Rather because it was a dangerous physical assault on the body of the mother.

I enjoy Bess Levin’s writings. She calls them as she sees them without hesitation. Her 8/25 article in Vanity Fair re Biden’s Executive Order re college loans an example. The substance of the writing involved Donald Trump Jr.’s comments. The article appropriately titled: Don Jr., Born With a Silver Spoon in His Ass, Doesn’t Like Biden’s Student Loan Forgiveness Plan.

Enjoy your Sunday!

 

 

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