The generation I grew up in was rife with racism, discrimination, homophobia and a lack of understanding of those that were mentally and physically challenged. There are many things all of us have done that if it were today we would never consider. Life is a constant evolution of thoughts and perspectives and hopefully we learn and grow to be better people each day. My PC crimes from yesteryear are many and no apologies are forthcoming it was the time that I grew up in, am I proud of some of those things, no, but as life continues I learn and hopefully are a more compassionate and understanding person than I was so many years ago. It is in this effort that I believe,”Don’t judge people for what they were years ago but through life’s lessons have become today.”

Opinions on everything, expert on nothing. Mel in the Morning, serving L.A. (Lovely Ames) and the Story County Community for over 27 years and loving every minute of it. Get up with him every weekday morning from 5 to 9am on 1430 KASI-AM, 1430kasi.com and your iHeart app. The only way to get your day started right!