The Boston Marathon

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 When I was in high school and college, I was a very hard core runner.  Cross country, 400 meter intermediate hurdles, the mile, 10k's...I was intense about it all.  And, my absolute hero was a skinny guy named Bill Rogers, who was the ultimate runner of the time.  I actually got to have dinner with him when I was in high school and I thought that was the coolest night of my life.  He is pictured here winning the Boston Marathon in 1980. 

Of course, I think of the Boston Marathon for different reasons today.  I can't imagine the shock of looking down and your legs being blown off.  Or having shards of metal so deep in your body that a surgeon will be lucky to get them out. Or having a kid lying next to you dead in the street. 

Is it just me, or does the world seem alot meaner than it was in 1980?  People take their "causes" to the extreme, and they demand for everyone else to believe like they do...or else.  Or else you can't speak your mind because you feel differently than the "politically correct" person.  Or else they'll defame you on the internet.  Or else they'll blow your legs off with a bomb.

I am a Christian and personally believe the end of the world is not too far away.  I don't think God can take much more of us humans, and He's been known to do away with most of humanity before when things get too bad.  But this time, He's going to pull the plug on the whole thing.  And some day... like yesterday...I'm really ready for that to happen.

Steve Hines, CEO