Tuesday, May 8, 2012

There’s no such thing as a routine day – it’s the first day of the rest of your life


              Good Day Humboldt County!

For those of you who actually read this blog daily you’ll notice I didn’t post something new on Monday. I took a blog break. Went to Oregon. On the way home, my wife and I stopped in Crescent City to watch one of our grandson’s first musical recital (he plays the trumpet – think Satchmo someday I told him… and he looked at me like I was crazy!)

Moments like that are fleeting and you can’t count on them. They are precious moments when you connect at some level with loved ones. Each day brings promise, or grief, depending on your current path in life. You can expect the unexpected with assurance. It’s going to happen. Good or bad. Every day. It’s best to live each day like it was your last.

         Recent examples in the news:

 FAMILY TRAGEDY IN TENNESSE - Jo Ann Bain and her daughters, Adrienne, 14, Alexandria, 12, and Kyliyah, 8, are believed to have been abducted by a family friend, Adam Mayes. Police believe the two younger girls are still with Mayes.

A Tennessee medical examiner identified two bodies Monday as those of Jo Ann Bain and her eldest daughter, Adrienne, 14, who are believed to have been abducted from their home in Whiteville,Tenn. on April 27, 2012----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

                        Missed: Terry Hays, seen with the couples' two daughters, said that the car would serve as a way for the girls to remember their father's spirit      Community Comes Together To Fulfill Fallen Soldier’s Final Wish

Bruce Hays was a member of the Wyoming Army National Guard and had been in Afghanistan for less than a month when he was killed

Story contains video via Daily Mail |

It took more than a village to help bring the last wish of a fallen soldier to come true, but ten months and the help of strangers led to its completion.


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Jennifer Pahlka: Coding a better government

Story contains video via TED |

Can government be run like the Internet, wide open and no rules? Coder and activist Jennifer Pahlka believes it can.

Jennifer said that apps, built quickly and cheaply, are a powerful new way to connect citizens to their governments -- and their neighbors.



Everyone loves to hear about people beating the odds.


Svante Myrick, Ithaca’s Youngest-Ever Mayor, Grew Up Homeless

Story contains video via MSNBC |

Svante Myrick, Ithaca's newly-elected 24-year-old mayor has an incredible story to tell.

Not only is he the town's youngest mayor in history, he also surmounted huge odds to get there.


Time for me to walk on down the road…

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