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How does bullying still exist in public?

YuGiOh card
Newest YuGiOh card release.

 

When was the last time you were bullied? Last night?

Do drunk people get excused for their passive aggressive bullying in public?

After the conversation went deeper, the cashier at the tournament yesterday shared how a group of Saturday midnight movie goers threatened the lone movie goer (the tournament cashier) if he didn’t give up his seat.

He arrived 45 minutes early to get a great seat in the center of the theater.

In the blink of an eye, drunk people can get violent. He moved.

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A test we’d all like to pass but hope to never have to take

Hawaii highway 11
Texted Keith this photo, asking him to guess where i am. Ironically, he was in Orlando.

 

Hawaiian airport
First time ever to Hawaii – May 2013

 

Drunk driver killed high school classmate Keith’s son three days ago.

Just found out last night it took hours to remove Sam from the car.

And his Dad’s ribs are crushed, punctured lung, internal bleeding and multiple other injuries.

Feeling tested here.

Anyone else feeling that?

Despise the driver or forgive the driver?

Curse the driver or pray for the driver?

Oh my gosh, the list of people to pray for seems endless.

Road closed for hours. Not a lot of roads on the Hawaiian Islands. What repercussions from that put other Families or other emergency situations in critical situations?

Was there a bartender who could’ve stopped serving sooner?

Was the intoxicated driver angry at someone or something and got drunk because of it?

What happens when Keith becomes conscious for the first time and realizes Sam is gone?

Pray for the quick responders at every stage of Keith’s rescue?

Pray for the world to have zero tolerance for drinking and driving? Zero.

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How Can You Tell?

Alcohol made everyone amazingly brave, but not this…

DWI awareness sign
That’s okay, we’ll just stumble home

 

Mardi Gras 2013 began yesterday, and yours truly was there.

Teaching all day inside the Mercedes Benz Super Dome, dinner at The Palace Cafe on Canal Street, beignets for dessert at Cafe Du Monde while sitting on Jackson Square fence, watching Mardi Gras parade pass by.

Heading back to the Hyatt Regency New Orleans, for amusement, we walked a few blocks down Bourbon Street.

What started as a spontaneous moment to stop, step aside, and people watch for a moment morphed into a 30-minute sit-com.

Mesmerizing.

Fascinating, it seemed we (most likely) were the only two sober folks in town.

Alcohol made everyone amazingly brave. But it didn’t make anybody an ounce stronger.

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jeff noel Sobriety

Yesterday, United States President Obama. Today, Orlando’s jeff noel.

Different people, same word.

Sobriety.

December 31, 2001. New Year’s Eve. The biggest “drinking day” of the entire year.

But not this day, December 31, 2001. Not this man. Not ever again.

Sobriety.