Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Tragedy in Newburgh
Last week, a knife fight in the streets ended with one young man - Levi, a 17-year-old who used to train at my karate dojo - dead. Sadly, he was stabbed by a 13-year old.
Anytime a child dies it is a tragedy, but it somehow hits a little harder when you know him or her. But because he hadn't trained with us in so long, until I found a photo from a karate promotion I'd taken three years ago with Levi kneeling with the group (he's pictured above, second from the left on the bottom), I had no idea that I did know him.
I guess the real tragedy is that a young man - a student who was also someone's son, brother and father - is gone. Rest in peace, Levi, rest in peace.
Toss the confetti - Tri-County Woman Magazine is back! For the last several months, we've been diligently planning editorial, re-d...
Been writing that a lot lately - mostly in response to other folks' links about Susan G. Komen for the cure (that's their official n...
While many are winding down from the hustle and bustle of Christmas, some of us are preparing for another celebration: Kwanzaa. Although it...