The Breakfast Club


by William Crisp


So, for some reason many of us; family, friends, and citizens of fly-over America feel like Judd Nelson’s character, John Bender, at the end of the movie “The Breakfast Club” as he pumps his fist while walking across a field in the last scene. For those who have missed the iconic movie, John and his new friends had just been released from detention and unfair judgement while temporarily incarcerated at a government institution called a “school” for eight hours.

When out and about this autumn and holiday season, people were friendlier and more polite and patient than they’ve been in years; folks were more open and willing to talk about what they had seen or thought. Maybe it was because it was such a good hunting season.


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