Tuesday, May 03, 2011


There. It's fixed.

todAAy i AAm grAAteful & thAAnkful

that I have yet found an excuse to drink alcohol since the day I got sober in 2003

that my little illness only lasted about 20 hours. Amazing how quickly the human body can recover.

that it took me a day to sort my feelings about the killing of America's number 1 enemy. I have no problem in the killing of bin Laden because this IS a war in which we're engaged. But I can't bring myself to celebrate the event. The following quote was passed around Facebook yesterday and it pretty well sums up how I feel ......

"I mourn the loss of thousands of precious lives, but I will not rejoice in the death of one, not even an enemy. Returning hate for hate multiplies hate, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that." - Martin Luther King, Jr

The only thing that will redeem mankind is cooperation. - Bertrand Russell


Syd said...

I agree with you Dave. He was a bad man but to celebrate and cheer and be dancing in the streets...it was just weird to me and not appropriate.

Todd HellsKitchen said...

That MLK quote and the Twain one are hoaxes... http://www.cnn.com/2011/TECH/social.media/05/03/quotes.twain.mlk/?hpt=T2

Although the Dancing in the Streets thying makes me real uncomfortable, too!