4 Reach

Location: California, United States

Wednesday, April 25, 2007


Hello All,

This is a repost from a friend. I just had to place it on my page…….

Back in September of 2005, on the first day of school, Martha Cothren, a
social studies school teacher at Robinson High School in Little Rock, did
something not to be forgotten.

On the first day of school, with permission of the school superintendent, the principal and the building supervisor, she took all of the desks out of the classroom. The kids came into first period, they walked in and there were no desks. They obviously looked around and said, 'Ms. Cothren, where's our desk?'

And she said, 'You can't have a desk until you tell me how you earn them.'

They thought, 'Well, maybe it's our grades.'

'No,' she said.

'Maybe it's our behavior.'

And she told them, 'No, it's not even your behavior.'

And so they came and went in the first period, still no desks in the
classroom, second period and third period netted the same results. By early afternoon television news crews had gathered in Ms. Cothren's class to find out about this crazy teacher who had taken all the desks out of the classroom.

The last period of the day, Martha Cothren gathered her class. They were at
this time sitting on the floor around the sides of the room.

And she says, 'Throughout the day no one has really understood how you
earn the desks that sit in this classroom ordinarily.' She said, 'Now I'm
going to tell you.'

Martha Cothren went over to the door of her classroom and opened it, and
as she did 27 U.S. veterans, wearing their uniforms, walked into that
classroom, each one carrying a school desk. And they placed those school
desks in rows, and then they stood along the wall. And by the time they had
finished placing those desks; those kids for the first time I think perhaps
in their lives understood how they earned those desks.

Martha said, 'You don't have to earn those desks. These guys did it for
you. They put them out there for you, but it's up to you to sit here
responsibly to learn, to be good students and good citizens, because they
paid a price for you to have that desk, and don't ever forget it.'

My friend, I think sometimes we forget that the freedoms that we have
are freedoms not because of celebrities. The freedoms are because of
ordinary people who did extraordinary things, who loved this country more
than life itself, and who not only earned a school desk for a kid at the
Robinson High School in Little Rock, but who earned a seat for you and me
to enjoy this great land we call home, this wonderful nation that we better
love enough to protect and preserve with the kind of conservative, solid
values and principles that made us a great nation.

'We live in the Land of the Free because of the brave'
Remember our Troops...

Be Safe,


Thursday, April 19, 2007

I can follow directions- Ya Right!

Hello All,


Take 60 seconds to do this, I guarantee you will show someone else, it's too funny.

> > 1. go to www.google.com
> > 2. click on "maps"
> > 3. click on "get directions"
> > 4. type "New York" in the first box (the "from" box)
> > 5. type "London" in the second box (the "to" box)
> > 6. click on "get directions"
> > 7. scroll down to step #23 and just read......

Be Safe,


Monday, April 09, 2007

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Sucks...

About two weeks ago, I was in a very good practice session with my Bass guitar and developed some pain. Since then, I have had a difficult time typing with one finger. So, my posting delay may last a little longer.

On a good note, my current film production is nearing a conclusion and the second is close to editing.

Be safe,