Day 256. Rules Schmules?

I realize this is old news by now, but what was going on in Boston was so much more important.  So I delayed this post.  But it’s a topic I’d still like to table so, with rulesyour indulgence …

Yeah, I’d like to talk about the whole hullabaloo over Tiger Woods, his ‘drop’ at the Masters, the penalty and whether or not he was punished severely enough.  Whether or not he should have been disqualified or, as some have suggested, withdrawn from the tournament on his own.

Let’s start at the beginning.  The very beginning.

Just twenty-two years old when he won his first major tournament, the Masters, breaking a record to boot, Tiger captured the hearts and imaginations of golfers and non-golfers alike.  By June of that same year, he was Continue reading

Day 66. Justice Prevails

In yesterday’s post I touched briefly on one of those topics most people would prefer not to think about.  Abuse.  

It’s particularly topical right now, because this past Tuesday Jerry Sandusky, the former Penn State football coach who was recently convicted on 45 counts of rape, abuse and assault, was sentenced to from 30 – 60 years in prison.  Thanks to the courage of eight boys, who were willing to come forward; who were willing to take him on, despite his fame. And who were willing to re-live their painful memories for a judge, a jury, a packed courtroom and the world to hear.

Thanks, also, to twelve equally brave jurors, who were ready and willing to look beyond Jerry Sandusky the football hero, to Jerry Sandusky the predator.  To Jerry Sandusky, the pedophile.  To Jerry Sandusky, the monster, who preyed on young, disadvantaged, under-privileged boys.

To the Jerry Sandusky who is so sick and twisted, he founded a charitable organization that conveniently provided him with his victims. Continue reading