Texas Weather

November 29, 2006

Snowstorms and Tornadoes in the same 24 hours. LOL.

Smiles for the day!

November 16, 2006

This video of quadruplets laughing just brings a smile to my face. 

But, just imagine if instead of laughing, they were all crying.

To Catch a Predator… Right Next Door!

November 6, 2006

This last weekend, Dateline NBC in conjunction with Perverted Justice decided to film an episode of its famous "To Catch a Predator" series in the small community of Murphy, Texas, just adjacent to my town of Richardson.  This hits close to home because I live right on the border between Murphy and Richardson, and many of my good friends live in Murphy (the whole city is in my LDS/Mormon ward).  While I certainly appreciate removing sexual predators from the street, as I read the news reports, local commentary, and the condescending replies to that commentary of the folks at Perverted Justice, I am appalled at how little weight was given to the safety and interests of the citizens of Murphy in filming this episode.  However, I also think that Perverted Justice makes a good point in return- that sexual predators are everyone’s problem and thus the risk endured by the community that night is worth the mitigation of future risk to everyone posed by these perverts.  Here is the story with my thoughts and a question for you readers to answer.

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