Thursday, March 25, 2004

A Light In The Darkness

Sometimes the world seems like a dark and dangerous place, a gristmill designed to grind us down and crush our spirit. But then you read something that really gives you hope, and it helps you make it through another day.

I feel that way about "To Kill a Mockingbird," and "The Laughing Man" from Salinger's "Nine Stories." But I also feel that way about this news story.

A fellow passenger recognized [Richard] Simmons on Wednesday night at Phoenix's Sky Harbor International Airport as he was waiting for a flight to Los Angeles, police said.

The man "made the off-hand comment, 'Hey everybody. It's Richard Simmons. Let's drop our bags and rock to the '50s,"' said Phoenix police Sgt. Tom Osborne. "Mr. Simmons took exception to it and walked over to the other passenger and apparently slapped him in the face."

 11:10 AM

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