Friends,I believe going anywhere in the world (so long as you abide by the local laws) should be a human right. People should be allowed to wander freely (or vote with their feet whenever a government alienates them). In this, I fully support Doctors Without Borders’ decision to no longer accept funding from the EU due to their immigration policies. Good for them! That said borders can be useful. Take, for instance national sports teams. If there were no borders, events like the summer and winter Olympiads would not exist. Closer to home, those of you who follow soccer are probably tuning-in to the hundredth edition of Copa America, currently under way. Last night the quarter final opener featured both of the teams for which I've been rooting. Who do you cheer for when you know only one of your teams will advance? You can't root for both or you risk becoming a dispassionate observer, so, you either pick one or choose to narrate the game in English (i.e. no 100 MPH narration or screaming GooooooOOOooooool!!!). I won’t say which team I picked, but the nail biter between Ecuador and the U.S. could have been won by either team (they both had inspired games) and you might as well attribute the U.S. victory to intangibles such as the home crowd at CenturyLink Field in Seattle (by the way, is there a Windstream field somewhere? I think the game should have been played there). With that blood pressure elevating event behind us, you know which team I will be rooting for in the quarter finals.
How does this tie back to donuts? Well, their circular shape reminds me of our planet as seen from space. No borders. So, this morning, whatever your national origin, ethnicity or age, crank-up John Lennon’s Imagine and help make the world a better place by sharing a Donut. There’s a dozen Holy Donuts just waiting to be had.