Friday, December 21, 2012

Still Here? Make it Count!

It's after eight o'clock in the evening on the first day of winter 2012, and we're still here. We're not particularly surprised about being here, but are surprised some school systems across the U.S. shut down today in order to avoid violence from those who didn't think we'd make it this far.

Hibbett Middle School may not have been shut down today, but it was on lockdown. We have to ask what kind of parent buys a 13 and 14 year-old a paint ball gun/s (they run $100.00 to $300.00) and then doesn't tell them not to brandish it about in front of a school...while wearing a ski mask no less?


Now that we've made it to the winter solstice, the days will be getting longer again. A new year is almost here; let's make it count, but first we need to finish out Christmas for those who haven't been blessed as we have. You still have time to give to these two great causes:


Tomorrow: The story of how one community is making a difference.


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