September 30, 2011

Children, can you see a different perspective?

Children are notorious for not paying attention to what is happening around them. They take away something someone else is using or they back into things or else they block the view of others who are watching television. Children become so concerned with their own needs that they don't pay attention to others.

Unfortunately, many adults are not much different. I see it in public in the way they drive, walk through crowds, and talk so loudly on their phones in public. Are they really adult?

At a children's museum, I had to stick out my arm several times to prevent other parents from backing over my daughter. At my local elementary school, I watch parents, who just dropped their kids off, speed past other parents walking their kids to school. Can you see how I feel?

What needs to happen to make these adults recognize the other humans who occupy the world? Why not see the world from

a different perspective?

September 23, 2011

Seeing death from a different perspective

    What is

    the leading cause

of death in the U.S.A.?

Guns are dangerous. So are chemicals you can buy at the grocery store,

cliffs, and cars. Cars are not only dangerous, they are over three times

more dangerous than guns. More so, unlike cars, guns are specifically

allowed. The 2nd Amendment is devoted to our right to bear arms. This

Amendment is second to your right to free speech. So, before you criticize

guns, look at the CDC list of leading deaths for 2007:

Unintentional Car Accidents                     42,000

Unintentional Poisoning                             30,000

Unintentional Fall                                     23,000

Homicide by gun                                13,000

Concerned about guns more than cars?

See this from a different perspective.