The Court of Public Opinion

Michael Jackson died over two years ago.  I’m not ashamed to say, I cried when I heard of his death.  I’m also not ashamed to say that I sobbed and sniffled while watching his funeral.  I might be ashamed to say that I burst into noisy tears when “Human Nature” came on my car radio a few months later.  The point is that MJ’s death affected me, along with millions of other fans; and, there was a general feeling that Conrad Murray was responsible for his early demise.

I tend to stay out of public opinion debates, but in the case of Dr. Murray I had – as a family friend said – “all this gusto come out” of me.  “Throw that man under the jail!”  I might have said that once, twice…forty-nine times.  What can I say?  I love hard.

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Contentment – The $12 Principle

Have you ever sold books at Half-Price?  I remember my very first Half-Price experience.  I brought a brand new, never highlighted, semi-uncracked-spine, 954 page Anatomy and Physiology book that I had paid $300 for…and received $28 dollars in return.  A nice employee tried to explain the logistics of Amazon.com pricing, net worth, updated editions, and yadda yadda yadda – I left with an even $30.  In King James terminology, Half-Price did tithe unto me.

Let.  Down.

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