Sound Bytes

My grandfather shared a number of snippets from the Treasure Coast Newspaper this morning. A sample follows:
  • If tears could build a stairway and memories a lane, I'd walk right up to heaven and bring you home again - (submitted by a mother in memory of her "son and best friend" who died when he was 16 years old on September 1, 1996) [apparently you can purchase collectibles to accompany this sentiment here.]
  • The burning bush is extremely rare. The original burning bush is believed to be housed in a monastery [and yet, for $6.99 + shipping and handling you can buy one!]
  • The Sahara Desert is one of the most barren places in the world. Not only Moses, but Jesus, and early Christians sought refuge there [vacation anyone?!].
  • United Airlines victory in court may result in similar paths by Delta, American, and other corporations in other industries
These sound bytes were accompanied by a televised sermon (preacher unknown) who asked us to imagine what the world would be like today if Noah had jumped off the ark out of frustration; and, by Andrea's commentary, "imagine the mess if Noah's wife had decided to jump off!"

In fewer than 8 hours, we will be on a plane out of West Palm Beach returning to Chicago by way of Atlanta. Good-bye reading week.