HILL (nee Turley). – Elizabeth. 18.11.1921 – 17.4.2013
The last time I saw Gram, my wife and I took our little girl, Emma, to meet her for the first time. Our girl had been born prematurely six weeks earlier and was on her way home from hospital. Because Gram’s health meant that she was unable to visit her, we agreed to take Emma straight from the hospital to meet her.
I’ve put this off for far too long. I promise not to leave it so long between writings next time.
So where am I at? I’m actually probably at the most important stage of my life. Certainly the most important stage since I was born.
As you’re no doubt aware, a few days ago a masked gunman walked into a cinema in Aurora, Colorado and opened fire, killing 12 people. The film being watched was The Dark Knight Rises, and it’s alleged that the killer was inspired — in motive and partial aesthetic – by Batman’s long-time nemesis: The Joker.
In what’s been dubbed “The Batman Massacre”, 24-year-old psychopath James Holmes will now go down in history for not only killing those poor people and injuring scores more, but also for killing, or at least attempted to kill one of my most cherished pastimes: the cinematic experience.
I thought that I’d have a heavier heart when saying this, where actually, it’s somewhat of a relief to finally get it off my chest.
Here’t goes: comicbookmovie.com is a bad, bad idea.
If you’ve not heard, there was a zombie attack in Miami a few days ago; the “zombie”, a homeless man identified by police as Rudy Eugene, 31, was shot to death after apparently eating a man’s face, Ronald Poppo, 65, in a crazed and cannibalistic attack.
But with media outlets and over-zealous bloggers jokingly heralding Eugene as the harbinger of end-times, are we losing sight of the real issues here?
Last night, I went for a walk and came across a community garden; as great as I think the idea is, the pumpkin plants were all over-grown and the tomatoes were bruised and bird-eaten. The sense of community that should come from such an endeavour was missing and the garden looked really sad.
How could the garden be improved? Instead of cut backs and a picking spree, I thought about adding sunflowers.