There's a lot of things to talk about. We can't really TALK through email and, certainly not Facebook anymore. We used to.
What has happened to our discourse? It is encapsulated in a phrase, a meme, a slogan.
We're all losers in what is happening to our countrysides, our cities, our states, our countries and our world. You can take that to any number of forums -- and they're all worthy.
Please don't take this as some self-serving plea (though, it is a plea, to be sure). What is missing isn't "civic engagement." Lord knows, we continue to be engaged in a host of ways through community, church and more.
Civic engagement --