My buddy Josh Peter has been on his Daily Stranger escapade for 54 days already. This adventure includes drawing a sketch of a stranger (daily) and publishing it on his blog draw, josh. These drawings have kept my Google Reader account lively and entertaining for almost two months now! I recommend you check it too. Here’s a fav:
These are my brothers and sisters. We may have never met in person, but I will always remember you. I always remember what happened. I feel astounding love for those that lost their lives. This can be a sick world and none of you deserved this. The name of the shooter will never be written by my hands and will never pass these lips. He will not be remembered.
Daniel Parmenter, age 20, last of Westchester, Ill.
Catalina Garcia, age 20, last of Cicero, Ill.
Ryanne Mace, age 19, last of Carpentersville, Ill.
Julianna Gehant (pronounced Ghee-hant), age 32, last of Mendota, Ill.
Gayle Dubowski, age 20, last of Carol Stream, Ill.
I will be leaving here shortly for the vigil. I am leaving early to join my fellow Huskies in the MLK commons to intercept the wackos that may be coming to soil our grief.
Six people died in the NIU shooting. The 7th was the shooters suicide. This will not stand.
And I am pissed, and I need to find the “people” out there from Westboro Baptist that are glad my peers died. They’re glad. I’ve started a peaceful protest over the phone. After some research I found their phone number and have had many conversations with these people. They’ve redefined insanity. I tried my best to give everyone this phone number to call these people and ask why they are doing this. My friend Evan sat next to me as he called and ask why they’re glad that his hometown friend was shot and killed. The lovely Phelps-Roper lady that kept taking phone calls (
I believe her to be Shirley Phelps-Roper) said that his friend deserved to die.
I just called and told them we were coming to find them, camera and cell phone in hand. I just got their individual cell phone numbers. No violence. Words are much better. They need to see the blood is not on my hands.