Saturday, September 24, 2011

Halloween ideas...



These are actually painted rocks with twigs glued on.



This is a foam wreath with black duct tape and the candy glued on.



We're going to have a Halloween party and I'm getting way too excited. I found a bunch of amazing ideas online. I wasn't planning on posting these, so of course I can't remember where I got them. But, they were so cute, I had to share. They were linked from a blog I just added to my craft blog roll to the right thelongthread.com

Sunday, September 11, 2011

9/11 Hero

(This is not a 9/11 picture. It's a beautiful, more recent shot of New York I believe. I found it online. Origin unknown)





You can't escape all of the media covering 9/11's past. I've been trying to ignore it, but the survivor's stories and recounts from that day pull me in and I get hooked. I was particularly moved by the story of Rick Rescola I found on Yahoo. He was a war veteran of Vietnam. At the time of the attacks was head of security for a company that occupied 22 floors on the south towers. After the first plane hit, he ignored the instructions to stay put and ordered everyone to evacuate as they had practiced in their drills. 2,500 people survived that day because of him. He never made it out. He is a hero in every sense of the word. He ignored orders to stay put and did what he knew was right. I love that. I think that's a lesson that is invaluable in life. Do what you know is right, not what someone is telling you. Sometimes that is really hard to do. I am so impressed by the stories of these heroes that lost their lives that day to save others.

Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense.
-Buddha