‘I’m trying to leave the world a better place’
To the Editor:
And when I tried to join a local country club recently I was asked, “Are you now, or have you ever been an activist?”
I've been an activist since my early days in high school during the Vietnam war, and later as an adult living in New York during the AIDS crisis.
Am I a Rosa Parks, Malcolm X or Martin Luther King? No, but I’m trying to leave the world just a little better place than when I entered it, though lately I've been more active on the charity cocktail party circuit than in performing civil disobedience.
So the answer to the question “Are you now, or have you ever been a activist?” is “yes.” And I stand proudly on the shoulders of true giants ... now and forever.