Dear Members and Constituents,
You know the world is getting smaller when the news features a man with an outrageous French accent speaking of marching to Timbuktu. The capital of Mali, whose name had become synonymous with the farthest reaches of the earth, is now headline fodder. France felt it was important enough to defend against a coup d’etat and the Algerians used it as a pretext to stage a hostage crisis. It makes one hopeful US media coverage may be abandoning its ethnocentric roots. Sure we need to hear about what's going on in the country with stories about the proposed mental health parody act (or was that parity?), but it's healthy to also hear about places like Aleppo, Syria -if only to be reminded of atrocities. In the spirit of broadening our horizons Jamie Moyer (donut girl) delights us this morning with a premium Krispy Kreme donut selection, which includes a healthy dose of jelly filled. So come broaden your horizons.