Saturday, April 28, 2012

Grounding Book

Back in the early 90s, finally away from home and liberated from prison-school....I couldn't have been more *self-orbiting* as a college student, chasing booze and broads.

I had no idea what was going on in Rwanda, i.e. the genocide.

In fact I had really no idea about what happened until I stumbled upon the motion picture - Hotel Rwanda - recently.

My SIL actually went on a mission to Rwanda a year or so ago, to a village her church has sort of adopted.

She recommended that I read - Left to Tell: Discovering God Amidst the Rwandan Holocaust - the life story of a woman who survived the genocide by hiding in a tiny bathroom with 7 others for 3 months.

It's the sort of book that puts all of our trivial grievances (e.g. long lines at CVS, traffic,...) in the proper perspective.

I would say it falls into the *must read* category, for just about everyone.


Paul Mitchell said...

Seriously, why the long lines at your CVS?

CaptiousNut said...

Short lines...but long waits!

Yesterday at Rite Aid I screamed violently, at the top of my lungs,



Paul Mitchell said...

Hopefully you made reference to the ridiculously high minimum wage during your tirade.

CaptiousNut said...

There's something that makes the lines move slowly....I'm thinking that the check-out aisles need to be *walk-through* like at the grocery stores.

Then you also have customer issues at pharmacies. Weird people who fuss over small things (cosmetics, etc.) and ailments...

I myself never have any need to go in one except when asked by the first wife.

Paul Mitchell said...

Walgreens has the best ice cream selection in my area. But, I am smart enough to head in there after dark-thirty when the old coots are already watching Matlock.