COLUMN: Stop the world, or change it for the better | Columns


Stop the world, I want to get off.

That was the title of a 1961 musical written by Anthony Newley and Leslie Bricusse.

It is a work about a man unhappy with his lot in life until, as he reaches old age, he finally realizes the love of his wife was all he needed, and then some.

Stop the world, I want to get off.

It seems an appropriate phrase for these troubled times, what with COVID-19 making a grim comeback, the ongoing humanitarian tragedy in Afghanistan, the floods and fires plaguing many of our fellow Americans and the general feeling of division and discord that seems to be the norm these days. And that’s not to mention the racial divide and the tendency of powerful men to take sexual advantage of the women working with them. Or poverty — for that matter, hunger and…

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