Saturday, January 29, 2011

Egyptian Protests

It's been hard keeping up with the news lately because I've been working a lot of overtime hours at my job. It's not like the TV news covered much international news, either. So I didn't hear about the Tunisia overthrow until we were well into the Egyptian protests already.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Arizona shootings

I wasn't home to watch the memorial service live on TV, and didn't even know it would be on, but my Tivo caught snatches of it since it took the place of (or delayed) the regular shows I was recording. So I saw it out of order, and only just finished it today.

I'm glad I saw it, especially the opening blessing by Dr. Carlos Gonzales of the Yaqui tribe. I've never before seen a non-Christian opening for a service or any other event on TV before. It was very refreshing to see a Native American blessing instead, and that Gonzales expressed the diversity of the nation as well as the Arizona region. It almost made up for the later officials who kept reading from the Bible. Overall it was a good service, especially getting to hear the stories of the victims, survivors, and also the heroes. I'm glad I saw it.

We can only hope for the best, but it was a very sad way to start the year. This Monday will be Martin Luther King, Jr. day, and of course he was the victim of an assassination. Makes you grateful that some were able to survive this most recent tragedy.