As a Sandwiched Boomer, you are pushed and pulled by the generations on both sides, even as you try to juggle your career and your own needs with those of your family. What can you and your family learn from the role modeling that Tim Russert provided?
See this as a teachable moment. Character matters, as does your family.
There was a massive outpouring of emotion and much admiration for Tim Russert at a time when family values have taken a back seat to more immediate gratifications. The country responded to a man they didn't necessarily know but whom they saw as representing them, their struggles and possible solutions. People felt as if they could depend on him, just as your family does on you. You, too, represent hope for your family and the future of our country. So now is the time to meet this challenge head on, just as Tim Russert did every Sunday morning.