Thursday, April 19, 2007

Too Late the Hero?

I read advice columnist Cary Tennis’ "Since You Asked..." in Salon almost every day, but the reader responses to letter writers are where I really get to wrap my head around the juicy philosophical dilemmas of post-modern American existence.

Today’s column is about reconciling heroic dreams with everyday living – pertinent stuff for untethered dreamers who spend a little too much time in the clouds.

Few of us are destined to become heroes as that term is commonly understood. Better to seek honor where you can find it, I think. There is dignity in small steps even when no one celebrates them. As Minutemen/fIREHOSE bassist Mike Watt once told me, “It’s in the doin’.”

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