When I got the alert about flooding in Grand Canyon yesterday, I was standing with my father-in-law. Five years ago, we spent eight days in Grand Canyon rafting down the Colorado River, exploring the basin and sleeping under the stars at night. It was an incredible family trip, and an incredible learning experience. Grand Canyon gave us all memories we will cherish for a lifetime. It also created a bond for each of us – me, my husband, my in-laws, brothers-in-law and sister-in-law – with the Canyon that we will never shake.
Time in the Canyon reminds you how small we are, and how little time we (humans) have been a part of this world. It is awesome in the most literal sense of the world. It reminds you of the power of nature, and the powerlessness of people.
About 270 people were rescued on Sunday – as I write this post, 11 people are still unaccounted for.
It used to be you needed a pack of smokes to get something done behind bars. While I’m sure cigarettes still hold a special place in many inmates’ hearts, these days, cell phones are they key to running operations both in and out of jail, and that’s not a good thing. One quick call can keep a drug ring running, plan an escape, and end a life. Authorities say beyond ordering hits, just having a phone can lead to violence in prison.
Solution? Call in the dogs. Is there anything Fido can’t do?
Talk about bad luck. A sumo wrestler loses his wallet, definitely cause for a bad day, but then the wallet is found. Sweet relief!...or not. Turns out this find could actually land the big fella in the slammer for five years and get him permanently kicked out of Japan.
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