Saturday, January 8, 2011

A Long Day's Journey In Many Ways

We drove 620 miles today, from Mt Vernon, Illinois to Cordele, Georgia. We ran into icy roads around Nashville, which was scary. Most of the way was clear sailing, and we look forward to tomorrow, when we will get to Venice and set up the camper for our stay.

My brother, Keith, had knee surgery yesterday afternoon. He injured it several weeks ago and the first doctor he saw thought the injury was torn muscle. Turns out it was a torn tendon.

Fortunately, he was able to go home today. He has a positive attitude, so I know he will do what is necessary to heal correctly.

This country needs a big dose of healing right now before it is too late.

Hate is tearing us apart.

My sympathy goes to the families and loved ones of those who were killed and critically injured in Arizona today.

Take responsibility, "leaders."  Do the right thing and stop breeding contempt. Placing politicians who do not share your opinions in "crosshairs" on a target list is corrupt behavior.

I am tired. Good night.


Abby said...

As I see on your facebook this morning, you guys have arrived to Florida!! Enjoy your time and I'm glad you and Paul made it safely.

Indeed the tragedy here in Tucson has greatly saddened me. Especially since it occured less than one mile from where we live.

You said it very well -- hatred has become far too strong in this world.

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

Glad to see you made it safely to Florida! Icy weather is scary... glad you got thru it ok.

So saddened over what happened in Tucson. Such a tragedy. :(

Marlys said...

I'm so glad you had a safe trip to Fl, inspite of the icy weather! It is very unnerving to travel during these conditions! We had our share of icy roads going to and from Chicago! The horrible event in AZ was beyond believe, but I feel it was the actions of a totally insane young man, and that politics had no part of it. I feel that this man should have been committed long ago and slipped through the cracks, like so many people who commit crimes like this. I think blaming innocent people for these horrific crimes is a moral evil. There, I've spoken my mind! I value the freedom of speech from both parties, as long as we don't spue hatred, which both parties have been guilty of. But the actions of this young man were totally the result of insanity.