All Posts Tagged With: "Humanity"

Hit and Run and Ignore?

It took me a few days to figure out I could talk about this story without referring to the AP article… fortunately, a local newspaper (The Hartford Courant) web site covered the story along with the video. I’ve had several people mention this story to me via email.

So, two cars are racing around and a gentleman gets hit by one of them. Pretty routine, happens all the time. What was unusual was the lack of any helpful response by the crowd.

So, what’s happening here? Why would a crowd of people just circle around or walk by someone clearly in need without coming close enough to even convey a sense of belonging to the same race?

Those in the community of Hartford, Connecticut are …

Yes, Obama Said “Auschwitz”

It’s interesting that Obama would pick a Nazi death camp upon which to error in either the retelling or fabricating of a story to try to make a point that is oddly detached from the actual story line. And then unleashes a bad case of irony as well.

What Obama said:

I had a uncle who was one of the, who was part of the first American troops to go into Auschwitz and liberate the concentration camps and the story in our family is that when he came home, he just went up into the attic and he didn’t leave the house for six months, right. Now obviously something had really affected him deeply but at that time there just weren’t the kinds of facilities

More disasters

As if the recent cyclone disaster in Myanmar wasn’t bad enough, now comes word of a 7.9 magnitute earthquake in China that has killed more than eight thousand people including many schoolchildren still buried under rubble over the weekend. This earthquake was even stronger than the Tangshan earthquake of 1976, which killed more than 240,000 people died and it is feared that the death toll could go far higher. The tremors from this quake shook buildings throughout China and were felt as far away as Thailand and Vietnam, according to interviews and reports in China’s state media.

Here in the United States, crews are searching for storm survivors from violent storms that have killed twenty-three people (at last count) in Missouri, Oklahoma and Georgia over …

College Softball Provides Today’s Feel-Good Story

Mallory Holtman and Liz Wallace.  Two names I want to honor today.

Saturday created what became a special moment for me today.   I only heard this story today, and every time I’ve discussed it, it has touched my heart.

There’s nothing particularly smart about what was done.  Nothing particularly successful.

But it was powerful.  At least to me.  And successful in positively impacting many.

In a women’s college softball game, Sara Tucholsky of Western Oregon University (Div II), hit a beautiful over the fence 3-run homer (her first in high school or college play) against Central Washington.  At first base, Sara injured her knee so severely that (according to some reports) she could not even crawl.

The umpires ruled (evidently incorrectly) that if a …

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