Do you listen to Tom Brokaw's radio spot, An American Story? He announced to listeners that he has an "incurable but treatable" type of lung cancer. This was also on the television news, but his radio spot included tips for connecting with friends and family who may have the "full time job" that is cancer.
His spot this morning caught my attention. It was about "there's a pill for that." In this case, the announcement was a pill that scientists are hopeful will work in the brain in such a way that will stimulate language learning in adults AND/OR will allow musical abilities to flourish. Being tone deaf and unable to carry a tune in a bucket, as they say, I am quite excited.
Tom wasn't impressed though. He wants a pill that would enable him to slam dunk a basketball.
Maybe we should just stick to our own God-given talents.
Well, of course, somebody's God-given talent is developing pills to fix the rest of us...so I guess I had better end this post.