This was the ad my local paper e-mailed me wanting to re-subscribe (I quit taking the paper over a year ago):

“On Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, and every other day of the year, we are determined to bring you the stories that inform, motivate, inspire and transform.”

It was sheer accident that they listed “inform” first; it’s kinda like the mission statement we got from the local elementary school – “To work with you to see to our children’s social, emotional and (um, what was that other thing? Oh, yeah…) educational needs.

Poor. No advanced degrees. Unorganized. Feeble. Disjointed. Random. Past it. .... Intrigued, Interested, Patriotic and Lucky.