First of all, I haven't posted anything in a while but given the events of the last couple of days, I feel that I must. So, here it goes:
1. Two nights ago, I wrote a couple of notes to myself. At the top of my list was "Call Cox" (as in the cable company).
2. The next day, a little after 8am, my wife called me and told me that a six year old girl had died from a gunshot. Her last name was "Cox" and she was enrolled in our daycare center a few years ago.
3. At the post office later in the day, I ran into a lady that used to work for Cox and met a Mary Kay rep with the last name of Cox (not related to the little girl).
4. This morning, I heard a big boom around 11am. I later learned that it was 2.5 magnitude earthquake - the first in Benton County History!
5. I'm currently watching the movie "Crash". The three most powerful scenes are:
a. The rescue of the woman by the officer that had previously fondled her.
b. The Persian man shooting at the Latino man just as the latter's daughter jumped into his arms. (that's a "tear jerker" for sure).
c. The rookie cop shoots and kills the "country music listening, ice skating (and hockey) loving, car-jacking" young black man after giving the latter a lift. The rookie cop had saved another black man's life earlier in the day but just couldn't reconcile what the young man was saying with the apparent physical evidence, e.g. muddy shoes, something shiny protruding from his pocket, and his overall appearance.
This touched a nerve for me because I've hung out in the hood in LA, listened to a lot of country music when I used to drive between Ft. Campbell, Kentucky and Little Rock, and probably enjoyed my one visit to a pro hockey game more than any other college or professional athletic event that I've attended!
OVERALL, THIS IS A BRILLIANT MOVIE!!! IF YOU HAVEN'T SEEN IT, YOU NEED TO.
6. And then, just a few minutes later - - a young man and son of a friend appeared at my front door selling coupon books. I quickly wrote him a check for $20 for the book because I remembered my struggles selling candy as a kid and was impressed that he was out there in the first place because his parents are fairly wealthy. This kid lives in what could almost be classified as a castle and probably could just ask his parents to write a check for this particular fundraiser!
In a nutshell - life is complicated, many signs are appearing, and we need to all count our blessings and get our lives together from a spiritual, mental, and physical standpoint!!!
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Without question, this is morally wrong and reprehensible and yet another indication that we are in the "last days' on this planet. As you we all know, "last days" could mean years, decades, or even centuries. Also remember that "Apathy Kills"!