Posts Tagged ‘Michael Jackson’

My No New Year’s Resolutions

The only New Year’s resolution I make is to resolve not to make New Year’s resolutions. I merely strive to make the best of each day.

I know that every day brings challenges, some greater than others. But I meet those trials as I always have, by arming myself with three weapons of choice – a positive attitude, a sense of humor, and trust that my spirituality will guide me to make the best decisions.

Life is too short and too precious to squander time with inconsequential matters or mean-spirited, drama prone people. Better that I look at the bright side, the light side, to help keep negativity at bay.

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Conrad Murray Verdict: GUILTY

This is ItThis is ItThis is It!  Michael Jackson supporters chanted that title to one of Jackson’s hit songs, and what would have been the billing for Jackson’s last concert tour, as the crowd anxiously waited outside of the LA County Courthouse, following the announcement that the jury had reached a verdict in the case of Dr. Conrad Murray.  Reportedly, a heavy police presence was available as crowds for and against Murray gathered around the building.

Anyone who has not been in a propofol coma during the past few months knows that Michael Jackson’s doctor has been on trial for involuntary manslaughter following his indictment in the icon’s death. Jackson died of acute propofol intoxication on June 25, 2009.   

The seven men and five women jury deliberated for about 10 hours following closing arguments last week. The twelve had the weekend off and came back today with a guilty verdict.   

Murray faces up to four years in prison and the loss of his medical license.


A Boomer’s Introspection on The Purpose

“You are not an accident. Even before the universe was created, God had you in mind, and he planned you for His purposes. These purposes will extend far beyond the years you will spend on earth.” Those thought provoking words are from Rick Warren’s book The Purpose Driven Life.

As Baby Boomers come closer to the end of our road, some are pondering our objective for being here. Although I once had a firm conviction about purpose, I am beginning to question my own thinking on that subject.

For years, I have been among those who believe that every individual was created by our maker for a specific purpose; and I suspect that our personal goals are secondary to the purpose for which we were born. I also wonder, are our personal goals commingled – unbeknownst to us  – with our purpose for being here? And, if we do all have a purpose and the purpose of some people is to do basically good things – like strive for world peace or, on a smaller scale, improve a chaotic society – then what is the purpose of evil doers?  

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