Chiming in here with my fellow Pajamas bloggers — A Happy Easter. It’s spring, in what is already shaping up as a momentous year. Whether for better or worse –perhaps a good deal of both –is harder than usual to predict. A thought, quite obvious, but one I repeat at times to myself. The political and cultural scenes are a source right now of endless frustration and argument. That won’t go away, and it may be a long time before it even begins to diminish. So, in your own life, seize the day. By all means, enter the fray. But keep for yourself some private place in which you enjoy what’s good in the here and now. I have been watching the struggles in recent years of a number of those near and dear hit with illness, in some cases much too young — though at any age that’s hard. And, sure we all know this, but it bears repeating. To be alive, especially if you are feeling well enough to take a stroll, do a dance, climb a mountain — that is a magnificent thing.
Yes, Happy Easter -- and Seize the Day
By Claudia Rosett Apr 24, 2011 10:18 AM ET
For media inquiries, please contact [email protected] Claudia Rosett is widely recognized as a ground-breaking reporter on corruption at the United Nations. Her investigative reporting skills, drawn from three decades as a journalist covering international affairs, led her to expose the U.N. Oil-for-Food scandal, the worst financial fraud in the history of humanitarian relief. Ms. Rosett worked from 1984-2002 as a staff editorialist, editor and reporter at The Wall Street Journal, and has appeared before six U.S. House and Senate Committees and Subcommittees to testify on subjects including U.N.-related corruption and the Iran-North Korea strategic alliance. Her work on Oil-for-Food earned Claudia the 2005 Eric Breindel Award and the Mightier Pen award, and for her on-site coverage of China's Tiananmen Square in 1989, she won an Overseas Press Club Citation for Excellence. She is a Foreign Policy Fellow with the Independent Women's Forum, and writes a column on foreign affairs for Forbes.com.