December 17th, 2010

“Rerun 2”

I wrote this on November 25, 2009. It was discussed on “Good Morning America” yesterday.

I find myself changing the channels on my already “Limited channel selection” more and more lately. The programs to me have a lot of objectionable material. Is it me or was I brought up in a way that has a built in, “No that’s not good for you to see button” your mind hasn’t developed enough and you might think its real and copy that insane behavior. Too many things now are OK or are slipping in and I get uncomfortable when I think of the affect some of these things have on young minds. I believe the young people are being programmed to act and behave in negative ways. Behavior that later in life, sometimes causes painful results or suicide. I sit here and just watch our world spin out of control thanking God that I am the age that I am. Later, when the results are in I won’t be here too see them. The problem is, the results are coming in too fast and I'm still here.

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Writer's Block: Eye for an eye?

If you bumped into someone who regularly picked on you as a child, what would you say to them?

When I was young…Somewhere around 3rd or 4th grade. I was the victim of a bully. I’m sure there are many of us that have had that kind of trauma happen….I came home crying and my dad explained very carefully what to do when confronted with this behavior…..Keep in mind I was a slight, shy quiet kid and found it very difficult and painful to be in that situation as I’m sure many of us were. My dad took me aside and told me when this bully started to pick on me and push me around to pretend to run away and when he chased me to turn quick and punch him in the nose…..He said, “The force of the punch with him running into my fist would cause his nose to bleed“. He told me that if I did that he would never pick on me again. I never got a chance to do that. The bully died 6 months later of a brain tumor. Years later I worked with his dad in the same building. It just happened to be in the building where the guy made the Pasta Vasul. I never mentioned that incident to his dad…..I’ll bet he thought of his son when he seen me……We were the same age…..