Indigo Insights

Saturday, October 25, 2003
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Lying on your back in the grass with your friends and saying things like, "That cloud looks like a ..."
Playing baseball with no adults to help kids with the rules of the game?
Stuff from the store came without safety caps and hermetic seals because no one had yet tried to poison a perfect stranger?

Being sent to the principal's office was nothing compared to the fate that awaited the student at home?
Basically we were in fear for our lives, but it wasn't because of drive-by shootings, drugs, gangs, etc.
Our parents and grandparents were a much bigger threat!
But we survived because their love was greater than the threat.

And with all our progress, don't you just wish,
Just once,
you could slip back in time and savor the slower pace, and share it with the children of today?

says "It is immature of us to say a color-blind society. It implies that we can't look at the beautiful differences, textures, and forms of humans. It implies that we can't love:" For a very mature an touching piece go here and read it all.
doesn't claim to be impartial, a former Army Special Forces guy and all, but you still need to read his thoughts about Army Chaplain Captain James Yee. And while you're over there, take a look at Front Line Voices from Iraq and Afghanistan
starts off with "L-I-N-K-A-G-E, Find Out What It Means to Me", knowing full well that whoever sees that heading is hooked for the whole 9. Allow yourself a lot of time when you go there!!
has a great springboard on the Episcopalian split via a letter to the editor here.

>^..^< Here are some interesting "facts" (?) on the origin of the Confederate flag. See "Whose Flag Is It Anyway?" here.
>^..^< > Give me a sentence about a public servant," said a teacher. A small boy wrote: "The fireman came down the ladder pregnant." The teacher took the lad aside to correct him. "Don't you know what pregnant means ?" she asked. "Sure," said the young boy confidently. "It means carrying a child."

A Columbus, Ohio policeman had a perfect spot to watch for speeders, but wasn't getting many. Then he discovered the problem - a 12-year-old boy was standing up the road with a hand painted sign, which read "RADAR TRAP AHEAD". The officer then found a young accomplice down the road with a sign reading "TIPS" and a bucket full of money.
(And we used to just sell lemonade!)
A motorist was mailed a picture of his car speeding through an automated radar post in Columbus, Ohio . A $40 speeding ticket was included. Being cute, he sent the police department a picture of $40. The police responded with another mailed photo of handcuffs.
A young woman was pulled over for speeding. As an Ohio State Trooper walked to her car window, flipping open his ticket book, she said, "I bet you are going to sell me a ticket to the Ohio State Police Ball."
He replied, "Ohio State Troopers don't have balls."
There was a moment of silence while she smiled, and he realized what he'd just said.
He then closed his book, got back in his patrol car and left.
She was laughing too hard to start her car.