Archive for November 7th, 2009

Respite from Fort Hood, etc., etc.

Whenever  we get a few days, like the last few days,  where there are such horrific stories (Fort Hood Massacre, Orlando Office Shooting, Ohio Serial Killer, etc.) that make you question the value of “human nature”, you just need some way to regain some sense of humanity.  It is one messed up, sick world we live in, but there is still the other side of the coin.  We are not always so desperate and depraved.  Occasionally, some of us DO do the right thing.  To remind myself of this fact I have bookmarked the following story.  It’s nothing on a par with a Mother Teresa, or anything that ultra-virtuous.  It’s just a simple story of compassion, class and sportsmanship that resonates with me.  Hopefully, it will touch you, as well.

(This isn’t a YouTube video, so please be patient with the obligatory commercial)

http://abcnews.go.com/Video/playerIndex?id=6926639

YUR

 

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 11/07/09

Literature flourishes best when it is half a trade and half an art.”   — William Ralph Inge

(Another Retro?) Jumble Spoiler – 11/07/09

Visual Description:  Hitchhikers getting a ride.

MULBA  =  ALBUM,  CIKHT  =  THICK,  BRUNAU  =  AUBURN,  BALTOC  =  COBALT —   Giving us:  BMHKUUCLT

Clue/Question:  What the hitchhikers always needed.

Answer:  “THUMBLUCK

(Hippie-type hitchhikers, the word “album”, and what looks like an old VW bus!  Someone’s taking a trip down memory lane.  Only the guitar case stickers make this a 21st Century Jumble.) —   YUR


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