Carl Petersen III April 23, 2014 at 11:51 am
Thank you for sharing. I think that this helps prove that the LAUSD can do better!
Wizzo April 23, 2014 at 01:18 pm
Good for you Carl!! Rather than just sit and fume about the problem you are looking to be part ofRead More the solution. I really do hope you win your campaign and applaud you for your efforts both secularly & at home.
Carl Petersen III April 23, 2014 at 02:29 pm
Thank you, Wizzo.
My sweet friend the late John Denver
Princess Samantha Kennedy April 23, 2014 at 01:22 pm
In August of 1977 my adopted dad passed away and me and my little boys boarded a plane to Tennessee.Read More There was a lot of security on board for us. I was devastated for years after my father died. While in the funeral procession going to the grave yard memorial site, my niece looked over at me and said, "Did you know that Princess Diana died in a car crash last night?". I did not know, I was numb, in shock and grief already. I did not know she had died, too, I was going to the grave to bury my father when I learned of Princess Diana's death. After the funeral one of the relatives was mean to me in my sorrow, so I packed our things and I took my little boys and hopped on an unscheduled flight with no security that we had before. We were scheduled to leave a few days later. Our plane almost crashed. The computer was going out, the lights were going off and on and there was no sound in the engines. People were standing up and started to panic. The flight attendant in a very nervous kept coming out several times and telling us that we were almost in San Diego, but, we were not. We were somewhere over a desert lie Arizona. The plane was flying low over the desert, the engine quiet, I thought someone was trying to crash us. Then I started preparing myself for death. I was getting ready to go to heaven. I held my children close to me as I started saying The Lord's Prayer. I was prepared to go if God decided he wanted to take me, I kept praying to God to spare my children's lives to myself and to take me instead. Then I looked out the side of my window as the lights in the plane flashed off and on and I saw a military plane flying beside us. I didn't understand why he was there as we flew over a desert. I held my children and somehow I felt at peace, I was not afraid to die. I felt at peace knowing that my children were calm just looking out the winds at the military plane. I tried to distract them from any fear by saying, "Look, dears there's another plane, I wonder what kind of plane that is?". And they would happily respond, "A military plane, mama!". And I told them that was right and we talked about the plane. The Captain again and again in a nervous voice telling all of us tat everything would be alright. I felt at peace tat my boys were happy looking out the window at the military plane. We finally made a rough landing and as we walked by the Captains, I noticed their faces were as white as ghosts as they shook our hands smiling as we we walked by and left the plane. Their efforts saved our lives. Two months later on October 12 of 1997, my sweet friend John Denver died. His personal aircraft crashed into the Pacific Ocean near Pacific Grove, California, he was 53 years old. I was devastated as I remember sitting there in Aspen while he sang his songs. I loved his songs, "Leaving on a Jet Plane," "Rocky Mountain High," and "Calypso.". I will always remember John in his plaid shirts and jeans and his sweet smile. I will always carry him in my heart until the day I die and that he was one of the most talented man of our era. I miss and I love John Denver.
Dale Murrish April 23, 2014 at 02:53 pm
Dale Murrish April 23, 2014 at 03:01 pm
By the way, as a survivor of clinical depression, I'm part of the 52% of evangelicals who believeRead More medicine can help, as well as talk therapy and all the tools in one's spiritual arsenal. So I support what Rick Warren is trying to do to correct some of our bad thinking: http://troy.patch.com/groups/dale-murrishs-blog/p/bp--no-maverick-molecules-brain-tumor-and-depression
andy fischer April 23, 2014 at 03:08 pm
Dale, did you "hit bottom" and become "Born Again"?
lisa shoshannah shaw April 19, 2014 at 10:10 pm
Brian Moloney - The Freelance Retort April 20, 2014 at 05:53 am
Thank, Snow...I think. I guess that's why my pizza is always cold before I get it home....
mimi April 20, 2014 at 08:41 pm
Hey Snow - I think you are giving us a snow job. Don't take that wrong- it's more interestingRead More that way.