Gordon Currie @hiplingo
It’s another glorious day in my own private hell. Now, where did I put that red hot poker?
Damn, I woke up in the same life again.
Russell Blake @BlakeBooks
Actually, I have found few things tequila doesn’t help with. Infidelity, phantom limb, plague, brain ebola, dropsies. Tequila. Cures em.
“We must build dikes of courage to hold back the flood of fear.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.
In his book People of the Lie Dr. Scott Peck shares this compelling insight into the essence of human evil:
Humanity is locked in a titanic struggle between the forces of good and evil. The battleground of this struggle is the individual human soul.
There are different ways to look at a mass murder. The media aftermath of the “Batman” Midnight Massacre offers interesting responses. Not surprising, some victims, families, friends, and fellow Americans have stepped forward to voice the pain and anger swelling within them. America is baffled as to why this type of killing continues to happen. Since the 1999 Columbine High School Massacre there have been twenty-eight mass killings. Americans now have unwanted front row seating to a thirteen-year run of tragedies and are weary of having to watch the same story unfold. Mental health professionals offer explanations and name disorders that attempt to explain how this type of aberrant behavior can occur, how a seemingly bright and promising young mind can degenerate into gnarled thinking, thoughts that twist their way around the rational and overpower it with the irrational. While medical models offer insight into the killers, they give little hope for ending the killings. Where then do Americans find hope?
They find it in the same place where hopelessness is generated, in human thoughts and actions. When James Holmes opened fire, many acted as heroes. John Larimer, Matthew Robert McQuinn, and Jonathan Blunk had a split second to make a choice. Each of them chose to selflessly protect their girlfriends by using their bodies to shield them from gunfire. Each of them took the bullets and died for another. Praising these acts and other acts of heroism, President Obama said, “Although the perpetrator of this evil act has received a lot of attention…what will be remembered are the good people who were impacted by this tragedy.”
In a Colorado theater on opening night of “The Dark Knight Rises” the forces of good and evil struggled against each other on screen, but the real battle was taking place in the theater where good outperformed evil.
rachel regan @MyRedHairIsReal
Instead of a sign that says “Do not disturb” I need one that says “Already disturbed.”
Naomi Sonday @JustJivanta
“In olden times sacrifices were made at the altar–a practice which is still continued.” – Helen Rowland
Charlie the Beard @Darylch
I am feeling awfully good about myself this morning. I either need to go walk around Target or listen to some country music.