Just popping in to start a new thread, and post an update. Some of you long-timers may recall when we had a commenter named Marcia who was quite active here. She was a NICU nurse in Columbus and a pretty fair writer — she’d done a few blog posts here and there.
She dropped out of sight a couple-three years ago, but we stayed connected via Facebook. The reasons seemed mainly domestic — divorce, the usual — but then her son made the news for all the wrong reasons, and it was clear there was more going on. A heroin addict, he robbed a bank near their home and was arrested almost immediately.
Well, things are different now, for everybody. Her son was released from prison last week, in time for Christmas, and the AP caught up with the family for an update. Those of you who remember her might like to read it.
In other news, Mikhail Kalashnikov, dead at 94. Of course the designer of the most popular and deadly rifle in the world deserves a big obit, but you have to listen to this to truly understand how revolutionary his weapon was. Recommended for those of you who design things for a living — Deborah, Peter, J.C., others.
This little speech for “Lord of War” says it all, too:
Which brings us to Christmas Eve, almost! I’ll be buying tamales, shopping (for food, anyway) and cleaning. Hope your holiday is great.