In this especially charged political season I think it might be wise to at least ponder how current events shape a person's perception of current events versus the past experiences that guide us all, or most of us, toward adulthood. When I was a child the first president of memory was Ronald Reagan... I was born in 1978. I recall him being on tv some times. I recall Tienneman Square and Peter Jennings interrupting my Saturday morning cartoons. I remember thinking what a bummer that was, that Saturday morning cartoons were preempted by the boring "news" on a Saturday morning. I remember the first shots in the first gulf war on cnn in 1991 when I remarked to my mother now cool those explosions looked on tv. She told me, people are dying there. Didn't quite understand that point, looked like a video game. I was 11 going on 12. I remember Clinton on Arsenio Hall playing his saxophone, and how cool david letterman looked in his Armani suits on air making fun of the both of them as he transitioned to cbs... Yada yada... My point being, these are the recollections of a child. Of a person that could only be misinformed because the reality of the world around them had yet to take root and embed the cynicism and mental gymnastics one must embark on to truly put the pieces of this world together into any sort of puzzle that could possibly make sense in an adult brain. In the effort of keeping this post short, I will leave it to you as a reader to decide a 20/20 hindsight view point on what really happened during these major world events. Was Reagan a hero or was he just almost senile enough to allow the social security trust fund to be rehypothicated to the hilt? Was the stock boom of the 80s and ever since a direct result of that policy? The examples go on and on. And on. My conclusion here is, could you ever still believe in a hero? Even Batman taught us that you either die a hero, or live to be the villain. So, with the devil we know in the current political climate, who has the best chance now at being a hero? At this point no one can know how Trump will go down in history. At this point I'm also willing to leverage that risk against the known outcome we've all lived for most of our adult lifetimes. These are the things I ponder. Thank you.