Simply Heartbreaking

There is a heart-wrenching photo on the cover of the Metro and Boston Globe newspapers this morning of a 5 year old girl who was randomly shot while sitting on her front porch a few years ago. The accident caused her to become permanently paralyzed and confined to a wheelchair. In the photo, she is crying. And the text underneath reveals that she actually forgave the man who did this to her. In fact, the Globe even shows a photo of the mother hugging the man who shot her daughter. They have both forgiven him (he admitted guilt and was sentenced to up to 15 years in jail).

I’m amazed at the maturity of this little girl. So inspirational. I’m not sure I could be that mature even at 34.

In other news, I’ve managed to find a great deal for a guest house in Ptown next weekend. It worked out that the Ranch isn’t in the cards for us (when I called, they said we would have been the only guest…the place was empty). It also cost twice as much as the place I ultimately found.

So, we’re staying down the street at Moffett House, which was completely remodeled in the last year. They have an off-season special where you get the second night for free. So we’re essentially paying $35/night. The place has a TV/DVD in every room (and a library of movies to choose from), two free bikes to use for each room, free wi-fi and free parking. There’s also a private outdoor shower (but I suspect it will be too cold for that).

I’m looking forward to it. I’m going to try to get as much homework done between now and then to be able to enjoy the trip fully. Let’s just hope the weather cooperates.


  1. Comment by Brad on April 14, 2006 9:58 am

    Too bad about the Ranch <wicked smile>, but whether the weather cooperates or not, I’m sure you’ll find plenty of things to do to pass the time <another wicked smile>.

  2. Comment by karyn on April 14, 2006 2:26 pm

    Yeah. I am pretty sure that I wouldn’t forgive the fucker who shot my kid and shattered her spine, never mind hugging him (unless it was so I could slip a poison dart into his side).

  3. Comment by Will on April 14, 2006 11:15 pm

    Sounds like you found THE deal in P’town. Enjoy!

    And Happy Easter to you and to all of Adventure in Gastronomy’s readers.

  4. Comment by Mike on April 17, 2006 3:28 pm

    Who is this Mike character? He sounds offensive and horribly corrupting… Ramrod, Ranch… Get rid of him at the soonest opportunity; he’s keeping you from church, work on the weekends, all the good Amurrican values… What, you’re voting Democrat now?? Don’t say we all didn’t warn you….

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