All posts tagged: Friday

A New Beginning

  Today Is September 13th, Friday 13th.  Even now there is still some dread, some superstition about this day.  I like Friday 13th. This has been an interesting year for our family. I can’t think of a better day to start fresh, to start to move forward.  Why not start with the unusual? Friday the 13th is just another day and as in the case of every other day we have the choice of how we perceive it, how we approach it, and how we spend the day.  So adjust your attitude and choose to celebrate being alive!  Make the most of your time while you can, nothing is promsed.  Life is too precious to waste worrying about superstitions. Cherry Coley (c)     Related articles Friday the 13th Myths (bet.com) Top 5 Ways to Celebrate Your Friday the 13th Party (wholesalecostumeclub.com)

Start Something Right Now!

The news of the Connecticut shootings made me angry, then heartbroken.  I cannot begin to imagine the pain the families of the victims are feeling, or the pain of the children that survived and have to deal with great loss so early in their lives.   I don’t believe we should ever mention the criminals in these types of crimes.  They should remain nameless – “Devil Walking” – that’s how they should be referred to.  Never should they be reported by name, never should they be remembered.  Take away the fame and the pictures, the stories of their lives.  They are a Devil Walking doing unspeakable harm, and that’s all anyone needs to know.  If they are brave enough to live through their crime spree then they should forever be stripped of their identity, they should have their names taken away and be made to spend the rest of their lives sending financial support to the families of the victims.  With a consequence like that they might think before committing such crimes.  Where are their rights? They …

It’s Friday the 13th

Well, I was wondering what to write about – so I decided to write the obvious, or the most available topic, or the most convenient, whatever, I just chose this one, so there! Did you know that there was no real superstition about Friday 13th before the 19th century?  There is one theory that suggests the superstition is actually a combination of two older superstitions.  Friday was always considered an unlucky day and since 12 was considered the number of completion, 13 was also considered unlucky.  I have actually witnessed a few unlucky Friday the 13th events myself.  When I was working downtown in Lincoln Tower, in 1994, we were prevented from going in the glass skyscraper because the 13th floor was “weeping.”  The sprinkler system had burst overnight and there was so much water on the floor that it was running down the outside of the building and raining on those walking below.  When the first pane of glass fell we were told to go home.  There went the underwriting department and all those computers …