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New York Minute September 29, 2006

Posted by BrewFan in Crime, Heroes.

On a fall day in Wisconsin, a man got up this morning to go to work and had no idea he wouldn’t live to see the day through. I believe God has a plan for everybody’s life and Mr. John Klang was destined to save the lives of many children. May he rest in peace.

And in these days
When darkness falls early
And people rush home
To the ones they love
You better take a fool’s advice
And take care of your own
One day they’re here;
Next day they’re gone


1. wiserbud - September 29, 2006

It’s just a stange superstition of mine, but I will not let my kids or my wife leave the house in the morning without telling them that I love them.

You just never know.

My heart and my prayers go out to Mr. Klang’s family and friends. Life is miserably unfair, but a man who goes down protecting the children in his care has earned a special place in heaven.

2. BrewFan - September 29, 2006

In our house we *always* kiss each other goodbye in the mornings for that exact reason. The kids didn’t understand it, really, until my oldest daughter lost a classmate in a motorcycle accident. Then the lightbulb clicked on for them and it became something more then a ritual.

3. Bart - September 30, 2006

Brew, have you read Rick Warren’s “Purpose Driven Life”?

I haven’t because I don’t think it would teach me anything I didn’t already know/believe.

4. BrewFan - September 30, 2006

Bart, no I haven’t. I’ve heard just enough to be skeptical (theologically speaking) and with the limited amount of time I have to read these days I’ve put it pretty low on the list of things to read. Right now I’m enjoying a little Clive Cussler 🙂

5. Michael - September 30, 2006

I was skeptical too, Brew, but it’s actually very good. It is not the old “church growth movement” stuff; it’s much more scripturally based than that.

I read it in conjunction with a DVD-based Bible study class that we hosted at our house last year. The DVD is great as well as the book. Rick Warren is a very down to earth and charming speaker. To the limited extent I might raise an eyebrow at his theology, you would probably agree with him. He does not get into controversial doctrinal subjects, but rather zeros in mercilessly on controversial personal subjects that a lot of pastors avoid. The few theological nits I might pick did not distract at all from the power of his message.

6. Feisty - September 30, 2006

Yesterday, a friend IM’d me this. My favorite teacher in both junior high and high school (she moved to the high school along with our grade). WTF, man?

Yes, I was a band geek, but I arrived 30 minutes late to band nearly every morning, which was always first period (starting at 6:55 am) and she never kicked me out. Heh.

Notably, she was also the only teacher from our high school to attend the funeral of my best friend, who died when we were 21.

7. BrewFan - September 30, 2006

That’s sad Feisty, sorry for your loss. It sounds like she’s going to be missed greatly by her community.

8. Michael - September 30, 2006

Too bad. I think most people remember a teacher who was really special. Sounds like she was one of them.

9. Mrs. Peel - September 30, 2006

I’m sorry to hear that, Feisty.

10. HayZeus - September 30, 2006

What the Batgeek said.

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