|Tyler (photos from Patch)|
Towson.Patch.com is what they call a hyperlocal news source. There are local versions online in most states on this side of the Mississippi. Their deal is, they do not carry a single story about Benghazi or whether the grapefruit diet is harmful or who won some "celebrity" "dance" "contest." But if the local volunteer fire house has a Halloween party for the kids, if some local official is caught in a bad scheme, or a kitchen fire breaks out in a townhouse, they will be there. Heck, one night on my way home from the x-ray place, I got smashed up in a four-car wreck as I sat waiting for the light to change. And then as I sat on the wrecked bed of my truck, waiting for the EMS personnel to check me out, there was Tyler, snapping photos of the mess for the Patch.
He has mine, and I ask that you offer yours as well.
You know, it turns out that life is often like that insurance commercial, or an O. Henry story. You're living your life and suddenly, in your path appears a gigantic roadblock and things get turned around in an instant.
Tomorrow is promised to none of us. I pray that Tyler will have many more tomorrows, and thank you for letting me share my thoughts.