This has been a tough year to be a journalist, and, for that matter, a sentient, compassionate human being.
I’ve thought a lot about my friend, Molly Ivins. I wonder what she would be saying, and how she’d be reminding us to stop and laugh right through our fears.
Soon after she joined us at the late, great Dallas Times Herald in 1981, Molly invited all of us women in the newsroom to Sunday brunch at her home. We sat around drinking mimosas and talking politics. This Yankee girl got her first taste of grits that morning - Molly’s grits - and they were mighty fine.
Molly’s grits are not for the faint of heart, liberally laced with hot sauce and chilies, sharp cheese and butter. But they’ll cure what ails you.
Make a tax deductible donation to NOWCastSA by Dec. 31, 2017, I’ll send you Molly Ivins’ recipe for Grits. And your gift of up to $1,000 will be doubled by News Match, thanks to a grant from the Knight Foundation and the Democracy Fund! Here’s the link:
In the meantime, here are her prescient words from the 1994 book, “Nothin’ but Good Times Ahead:
“Any nation that can survive what we have lately in the way of government is on the high road to permanent glory. So hang in there, keep fightin’ for freedom, raise more hell, and don’t forget to laugh, too.
“Yours in the belief that the Founders were right all along, but that the results are a lot funnier than they intended.” ~ Molly Ivins May 1994