Give Me A “K”; Give Me an “O”
Ashley Burns, 14, was in the middle of a toss and double rotation exercise which would have her land on her back, cradled by her cheerleading squad. Unfortunately she under-rotated landing on her abdomen. The incident quickly turned ugly when Burns complained of shortness of breath and eventually died. An autopsy is being performed to determine the cause of death for the Medford Vocational Technical High School teen. Burns died in a hospital in Lowell, MA.
Langley Park, MD aka Slasherville?
Five block span; five folks slashed. That is the story coming from Langley Park, MD. A mainly Latino community – 64% - that has seen its share of increased crime and poor community services. The immigrant population is packed into this one square mile town and the recent blood bath has scared them to action. To date, two men have been killed in the slash attacks, four throats were cut and one man’s hand was virtually severed off. Close to two years ago, I lived in Mt. Rainier – a town that neighbors Langley Park. In my two years traversing LP I noticed the brewing danger brought about by dense population and poverty.
The love of your life cheated on you years ago, but they remain – the love of your life. Try as you may, no other person compares to them – and believe me, you’ve tried. Your periodic conversations over the years have shown you that the person has changed – for the better – and is sincerely sorry for the damage and hurt caused years ago. Now, conversations swirl regarding trying to make amends and rekindling what may be an eternal flame. Now, imagine the rehabilitated cheater is you. Your ex has never gotten over you and thinks the world of you. They’ve forgiven you and think of spending the rest of their lives with no one but you. First, is there such a thing as a second chance at love? What issues can / will arise that can spell disaster for a rekindled couple? Is it simpler to leave the past in the past and never explore the possibility that maturity can have positive changes? What concerns should you, as the rehabilitated cheater, have about engaging in a second-go-round relationship?
Keep passin’ the open windows…