My mother taught me to be honest, my father taught me to be independent, and my early broadcasting mentors encouraged me to use my writing and voicing skills to do something different on the radio. 42 years ago I began this daily commentary.
Listeners responded when they disagreed, rarely did I hear an “amen” or an “attaboy”.
Many have misunderstood me, calling me too liberal at times, too conservative at other times. Few have appreciated my criticism of policies, people, political parties, and human behavior … even when it was offered in an attempt to help.
The words and ideas have been all mine, I’ve never been comfortable as a parrot.
In today’s world, anyone can be a commentator … regardless of experience, intelligence, or ability to communicate with skill.
I think my work is done. This is the final McIntosh Report. Thanks for listening.
Our thought for today is from Aristotle:
“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit.”